Home Treatment for Second-Degree Burns
For many second-degree burns, home treatment is all that is needed for healing and to prevent other problems.
Rinse the burn
Clean the burn
Bandaging the burn
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 limit movement.
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