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2nd degree burn causes blisters and pus:

Second degree burns

Second degree burns are generally extremely painful and may cause blisters. The blisters may also emit pus. It is highly recommended to consult a doctor or visit an emergency room as soon as you get burnt. 2nd degree burns usually do not cause permanent damage to skin but it can damage the nervous system to a great extent if proper care is not taken at its earliest. There is no need to worry if you act quickly.

Second degree burns can be easily solved at home but I would advice you to show the damage to a doctor as he will be a better guide.

First and foremost, it is very important to lower the temperature of the affected area. Keep the affected part under a tap of cold water. This will greatly reduce the temperature and also lessen recovery time. Clean the wound with water and soft cloth. This will eliminate dirt and dust that might have been accumulated on it. After you attain temporary relief by reducing the temperature, apply a burn cream or lotion. These creams and lotions are easily available at pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription. Apply the cream at least four times in a day and cover the wound with cotton gauze. It is highly recommended to store a burn cream and cotton gauze at home in case of an emergency. Covering the wound is extremely important as an uncovered wound may attract germs and bacteria.

Diet plays a very important role in the quick recovery from second degree burns. Due to the burns, the nervous system is deeply affected. It is very important to repair the nerves which are connected to each and every part of our body. A healthy diet plays a very important role in repairing the nerve cells. The vital nutrient, vitamin C is greatly lost in this case. Consume foods that are rich in this nutrient. Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits, Indian gooseberries, broccoli and many more. Consume daily products on a daily basis which include milk, butter, cream and more. Zinc is also a very important element and is found in fish, meat and legumes. Zinc is also known to clear the deformed skin which may have caused by the burn.

Take extreme care of yourself and try to be in cool areas. If the condition seems to be getting worse, consult a doctor as soon as possible.

Submitted on January 16, 2014