Not good. See doctor. Get treated.
My lover has just been diagnosed with second degree skin burns. I am worried but she acts like it is not a problem. Who can tell me what it means?
Burns. The % of the body that is burned is more critical than the degree of burn alone. If you have a second degree burn that involves a small area of your body, you will need pain meds and wound care and later (perhaps) some sort of grafting, but you are likely to do ok and survive, however, burns that involve large areas of the body in the 40-50% can be life-threaening.
Can be serious. - 2nd degree goes thru epidermis and may cause blistering - can be serious if large surface area or if gets infected- requires careful wound management and dressing to prevent that. It may also hurt a lot.
Needs treatment. The significance is that the skin has been significantly damaged, and needs treatment. Urgency depends on the number and extent of the burns, and whether they are located near vital structures, such as the eyes.
Matter of degree. There are 3 degrees of burn-1, 2, and 3 graded by severity. Sunburn would be a typical 1st degree burn, blistering from steam or a hot surface that is very painful would be typical for grade2. In grade3 burns the injury is so severe that the pain nerves are destroyed and paradoxically there is less pain. The crucial factor is how much surface area of the skin is involved.
Multiple causes. A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction. First degree burns damage only the surface of the skin; second degree burns damage deeper tissues, and third degree burns destroy very deep tissues and nerves.
Injury to skin. 2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is. Usually involves blistering. Caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, fire, light, radiation, friction, trauma. May take several weeks to heal. Need proper wound care, dressings, possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.
No, but... Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean. But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then I would find another babysitter.
No. These are traumatic burns involving the deeper layers of the skin and are not transmissable. You might have some concerns for the other child who has the burns (how they got them, is the treatment working, did the babysitter cause the burns), but your child is safe.
Second Degree Burn. If the second-degree burn is no larger than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in diameter, treat it as a minor burn. If the burned area is larger or if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, groin or buttocks, or over a major joint, treat it as a major burn and get medical help immediately. Minor burns: cool the burn, cover with gauze, take over the counter pain relievers, do not pop blisters.
I got my skin burns with a hot wax. Its a 3rd degree burn......Plz suggest me some medicine or a home remedie medicine. ....?
See a doctor. A third degree burn is no joke, you need to see a doctor for it.
SImple basic care. Burns are response of the tissues to injury from heat. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to promote healing. Depth determines care. Use of ice worsens already injured skin. Cool water soaks help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring. Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps, keep it covered.
Skin burn on wrist, & hand due to candle wax burn. How do you know if need to be seen or what degree of burn it is?
See below. Most likely you don't have a severe burn as melted wax is not that hot unless auperheated. If you do have blisters, see a physician..
Too much sun exposur. Too much sun exposure. Wear a hat, proper clothing, appropriate sunscreen -- or stay indoors.
Get seen. A host of uncommon diseases can do this, from some of the porphyrias to xeroderma pigmentosum. You'd do well to make a visit to a dermatologist.