Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Skin Burn Second Degree Treatment

The treatment for burns depends upon their cause, location and severity. Treatment for burns may include wound care, burn cream, narcotic pain medications, and skin grafts.

Treatment options for second degree burns include:

  • Cold compresses
  • Remove rings and piercings.
  • Remove bracelets and watches.

Further treatment for second degree burns may include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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