Minor illnesses.

Minor burns

A minor burn affects the surface layer of the skin. It often looks like a reddened area or small, superficial blisters.

Illustration

1. First-degree burns are the least damaging, affecting only the surface skin layer, the epidermis.2. Second-degree burns reach the next skin layer, the dermis, and cause blisters.3. Third-degree burns affect all the skin layers.*4. Fourth-degree burns may affect the joints and bones.*
*Third- and fourth-degree burns are medical emergencies and require hospital care.

Things you should know before your visit

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:
● Severe burns● Burns impacting the eyes● Chemical or electrical burns

What to expect at your visit

● We will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, examination and provide a personalized treatment plan for you.● You may need testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. ● At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.

How to treat minor burns?

* Do not pull off any clothing that is stuck to the burn. If anything, try rolling it up over the burned area instead.* For minor burns, apply cool tap water or a cold compress for at least ten minutes after the injury occurs. Use cloth without any chemicals in it. Do not apply ice.
For pain relief, you can take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as:● Aspirin● Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)● Naproxen (Aleve)● Acetaminophen (Tylenol) These reduce the swelling and pain caused by minor burns. They also help with healing.