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What are the healing stages of a second degree burn?

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Dr. James Burns
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: After the injury

Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled.

In brief: After the injury

Then the hemorrhage and inflammatory stage starts which elaborates many types of growth factors stimulating cytokine activity, angiogenesis, phagocytosis, collagen cross-linking and epitheliaization all of which leads to healing so long as continued injury, contamination or infection is controlled and any chronic disease states like diabetes and vascular disease are controlled.
Dr. James Burns
Dr. James Burns
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Expect full healing

A second degree burn preserves the deeper dermal layer containing hair follicles and sweat glands with epidermal cells intact that can multiply and reproduce a full epidermal surface.
As long as you take proper care to keep a moist, infection free environment to speed healing within 7-14 days, you should heal fully without scarring or permanent pigment changes. Ask a physician for wound care recs.

In brief: Expect full healing

A second degree burn preserves the deeper dermal layer containing hair follicles and sweat glands with epidermal cells intact that can multiply and reproduce a full epidermal surface.
As long as you take proper care to keep a moist, infection free environment to speed healing within 7-14 days, you should heal fully without scarring or permanent pigment changes. Ask a physician for wound care recs.
Dr. David Levens
Dr. David Levens
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