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How do you know when a burn requires medical attention?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Depends on severity,

Which can be extent, location, depth of burn, and contamination.
If a burn becomes infected, it can go from a simple, non-scarring burn to a complex, deeper, scarring burn. When in doubt, see a doctor. Do not use butter on burns, regardless of size. Large-area burns, even if superficial, can become problems and should be seen.

In brief: Depends on severity,

Which can be extent, location, depth of burn, and contamination.
If a burn becomes infected, it can go from a simple, non-scarring burn to a complex, deeper, scarring burn. When in doubt, see a doctor. Do not use butter on burns, regardless of size. Large-area burns, even if superficial, can become problems and should be seen.
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
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In brief: Depends

A small burn can be addressed at home.
If it is deep or covers a significant area of your skin, see an md, soon.

In brief: Depends

A small burn can be addressed at home.
If it is deep or covers a significant area of your skin, see an md, soon.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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