your burn need medical attention? Can you treat it at home? What
should you expect when you see a doctor about a burn? These are all
important questions to ask after you burn yourself. Here are three
answers to common questions about major and minor burns.
the burn need emergency medical attention?
certain circumstances, burns need immediate medical attention. Here
are the times you should see a doctor:
your burn gets infected
it covers a part of your skin that is bigger than your palm
to your face, eyes, ears or genitals
or fourth-degree burns
that get worse over time
do I treat minor burns in Salem, OR, at home?
your burn is a first-degree or second-degree burn, it is considered a
minor burn. Treat it by:
cold water over the burn
the burn with a bandage
your injury for signs of infection
not break any blisters that form as a result of your burn.
are major burns treated?
burns are treated by keeping it clean, keeping it dry and applying
over-the-counter creams and ointments. Third-degree and fourth-degree
burns often require more invasive treatments like skin grafts. Major
burns take longer to heal and may require multiple medical visits or
If you think you have minor burns in Salem, OR, contact Swiftcare Immediate Medical Clinic at the website.