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
December 27, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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