What Is the Diagnosis and Treatment of Burns?

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I have a and degree burn under my Boob How long does this take to heal, I am using. Sivadine ???
Silvadene is okay to use, for second degree burn I would suggest you get antibiotics, orally.
Do you mean a second degree burn? It usually takes 2-3 weeks to recover.
Assume it's 2nd degree and a small area, two to three weeks to recover, Silvadene is right.
I have been to hospital Dr. said second degree burn on top of foot. It’s been a week. when I put foot down from being elevated top of foot above burn turns purple . The burn is on toes and about 2” up top of foot from toes. The foot turns purple from burned area to ankle is this normal for this type of burn
It's not completely recovered yet, it'll take more time, but the current symptoms are normal during the recovery.
I have a and degree burn under my Boob How long does this take to heal, I am using. Sivadine ???
Silvadene is okay to use, for second degree burn I would suggest you get antibiotics, orally.
Do you mean a second degree burn? It usually takes 2-3 weeks to recover.
Assume it's 2nd degree and a small area, two to three weeks to recover, Silvadene is right.
I have been to hospital Dr. said second degree burn on top of foot. It’s been a week. when I put foot down from being elevated top of foot above burn turns purple . The burn is on toes and about 2” up top of foot from toes. The foot turns purple from burned area to ankle is this normal for this type of burn
It's not completely recovered yet, it'll take more time, but the current symptoms are normal during the recovery.
Can you soak the burn in warm water to loosen the hard dry skin around the toe and in between the toes . The burn in almost 3 weeks old and it is healing.
Yes, you can do this. If it is not effective, massage can help soften and desensitize the dry skin.

Diagnosis
During the physical exam, your doctor will examine your burned skin and determine what percentage of your total body surface area is involved.

For people ages 10 to 40, the American Burn Association defines a severe burn as one that involves 25 percent total body surface area or any burn involving the eyes, ears, face, hands, feet or groin.

You'll also be examined for other injuries and to determine whether the burn has affected the rest of your body. You may need lab tests, X-rays or other diagnostic procedures.

Treatment
Treatment of burns depends on the type and extent of the injuries.

Most minor burns can be treated at home using over-the-counter products or aloe. They usually heal within a few weeks.

For serious burns, after appropriate first aid care and wound assessment, your treatment may involve medications, wound dressings, therapy and surgery.

The goals of treatment are to control pain, remove dead tissue, prevent infection, reduce scarring, regain function and address emotional needs.

You may need months of additional treatments and therapy. This may be done during a hospital stay, on an outpatient basis or at home. Factors affecting this choice include your wishes, other conditions and abilities, such as whether you're able to change bandages.

For more information, check https://healthtopquestions.com/what-is-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-burns/.

For classification of burns and recovery, check https://healthtopquestions.com/classification-of-burns-recovery/.

For treatment of first degree burns, see https://healthtopquestions.com/treatment-of-first-degree-burns/.

For treatment of second degree burns, see https://healthtopquestions.com/treatment-of-second-degree-burns/.

For treatment of third degree burns, see https://healthtopquestions.com/treatment-of-third-degree-burns/.

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