Burn Injuries Doctor Questions and Answers
At Reddy Urgent Care, we deeply sympathize with anyone who has suffered a burn injury and are more than happy to help provide both pain relief and effective treatment for any burn injury patients that walk through our doors! For more information, call us. We serve patients from Downtown Long Beach CA, Lakewood CA, Seal Beach CA, Anaheim CA, Cerritos CA, Torrance CA.
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As with any blister, a burn blister heals best when it is left to resolve itself. Popping a burn blister can interfere with the healing process or lead to an infection. While most blisters heal themselves without covering or dressing, burn blisters are much less resilient and typically require a loose dressing to protect them and prevent popping or exposure. If you have a burn that has begun to blister, our expert medical professionals at Reddy Urgent Care can provide you with effective, quick, and thorough medical attention to help the burn and blister heal correctly.
Not to sound like a broken record, but this point is important enough to repeat: if your skin has begun to blister from a burn, do not pop it! Instead, bring your burn into an urgent care clinic like ours at Reddy Urgent Care, where you can receive expert medical care for your burn blister. However, if your burn has popped, don’t fret or worry. The best thing to do in such a situation is to avoid picking or peeling the dead skin (not that you want to touch the burn!) and seek medical attention. Our board-certified physicians at Reddy Urgent Care can apply antibiotic cream to the burn to ward off infection and aid in the healing process. They will then cover the burn with loose dressing to allow for continued circulation and oxygen flow to the wound.
The first step in treating a burn is to seek medical attention. Your doctor can provide you with the necessary preventative measures to ensure healing will proceed unhindered and uninterrupted. After they have provided initial treatment for the burn, they will then provide you with instructions on how to care for you burn sufficiently as it heals, including when you are safe to remove the dressing and when you should come back to see them again about the healing process. If you have any questions about aiding in your burn’s healing process, feel free to call us
The length of time it takes for a burn to heal depends on the location, the area covered, and the severity or degree of the burn. Thus, for superficial or 1st-degree burns, which are the mildest of burns, you can expect the burn to heal within three to six days. For 2nd degree or partial-thickness burns, the healing process should take anywhere from one to three weeks. 3rd degree or full-thickness burns take at least three weeks to heal and often take much longer than that depending on how far-reaching the damage is. At Reddy Urgent Care, our doctors will do everything they can to ensure that your burn heals as quickly and thoroughly as possible!
For the exceptional treatment of any 1st or 2nd-degree burn in the downtown area of Long Beach, CA, we invite you to come to Reddy Urgent Care! Come on down for a walk-in appointment at 123 Atlantic Ave during the hours of 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM from Monday to Friday or from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on weekends.