How well can I expect a burn to heal?
February 21, 2007 10:04 AM Subscribe
How well will a 2nd degree burn heal? My 6 year-old daughter was burned on her forearm..
posted by KevinSkomsvold to health & fitness (34 answers total)
..by very hot coffee. It broke the skin, blistered pretty good and she rightfully screamed her head off. I applied a cold washcloth for about 20 minutes and then applied a non-stick burn bandage along with some Burn-Free ointment and wrapped it in gauze. Any ideas as far as how well I can expect it to heal? I'm not asking for free medical advice - I know burns can leave some pretty nasty scars. I'm just feeling like the worst father in the world right now and need to hear of any experiences with this. (She will be seeing her pediatrician within the hour).