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second-degree burns, home treatment is all that is
needed for healing and to prevent other problems.
There are many nonprescription burn dressings available. Be sure to
follow the instructions included in the package.
If the burn is on a leg or an arm, keep the limb raised as much as
possible for the first 24 to 48 hours to decrease swelling. Move a burned leg
or arm normally to keep the burned skin from healing too tightly, which can
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerH. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofFebruary 23, 2015
Current as of:
February 23, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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