Burns, 2nd degree
First-degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling. Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of the skin, causing blistering in addition to the pain, redness and swelling of first-degree burns. Third-degree burns are the most serious and extend into deeper tissues, causing charred, numb areas of the skin. Third-degree burns, second-degree burns that cover more than 2 to 3 inched in diameter, or burns of the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, or a major joint, are all serious medical emergencies and should betreated by a health care professional immediately.
Treatment Plan for Burns, 2nd degree
For first and second-degree burns, run cool water over the affected area or soak in a cool water bath for at least 5 minutes. Then, apply a healing herbal salve or cream. Herbs to use include anti-inflammatory herbs, herbs to prevent infection, and herbs that speed wound healing.
Herbal Remedies for Burns, 2nd degree
Related Burns, 2nd degree conditions
The information given here is designed to help you make informed choices about your health. The information is drawn from numerous sources—both traditional medicine practice, from the clinical experience of many herbalists currently practicing, and supported by decades of scientific research from the author. The research most consulted includes human clinical trials that help to determine the most effective and safe herbs for various needs, the best doses, and types of preparations.
The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.