In most cases, second-degree burns are caused by:
Symptoms can occur a bit differently in each child. Symptoms can include skin that is:
The symptoms of a second-degree burn can be like other health conditions. Make sure your child sees his or her healthcare provider for a diagnosis.
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
A second-degree burn usually heals in 2 to 3 weeks, as long as the wound is kept clean and protected. Deep second-degree burns may take longer to heal.
Treatment may include:
Do not break blisters. Let your child's healthcare provider manage blisters as needed.
Possible complications can include:
The following are some of ways to prevent burns in children:
Call your child's healthcare provider if:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider:
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