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What should I wash my second degree burn with?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Mild soap

Wound healing after a 2nd degree burn can take 2-3 weeks.
The open sores need hydration to heal. Soaps that do not strip you of your oils will help, such as cetaphil wash. Moisturizing is very important to enhance healing.

In brief: Mild soap

Wound healing after a 2nd degree burn can take 2-3 weeks.
The open sores need hydration to heal. Soaps that do not strip you of your oils will help, such as cetaphil wash. Moisturizing is very important to enhance healing.
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Lavinia Chong
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Gentle soap

Assuming that you do not have burn cellulitis or an infection, gentle soap, such as cetaphil will suffice.
Follow your physician's advice on what to apply afterwards. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is most commonly used and should be washed off prior to reapplication. In this circumstance, you could also use saline.

In brief: Gentle soap

Assuming that you do not have burn cellulitis or an infection, gentle soap, such as cetaphil will suffice.
Follow your physician's advice on what to apply afterwards. Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) cream is most commonly used and should be washed off prior to reapplication. In this circumstance, you could also use saline.
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