When treating burns the degree and the cause of the burn will depend on its treatment as well. Minor burns or first and second-degree burns are the mildest of burns that can occur. These burns only affect the most superficial layer of skin. This type of burn can be caused by UV rays from the sun or even from quick contact with a hot surface or substance.
The treatment of minor burns will depend on the cause and symptoms. Typically, simple some first aid or more advanced first aid at an urgent care like Ultra Med can easily address injuries like these. The first step to treating a minor burn is to lower the temperature of the affected area with water or a cool damp cloth. Once cooled, the corn should be covered by a smooth piece of gauze that won’t cling to the skin.
If any of these symptoms persist it is important to see a medical attention in the event an infection occurs. Avoiding infection will be vital in the proper healing of first and second-degree burns. Patients in the Skokie and Evanston, Illinois areas who are in need of minor burn treatment should contact Ultra Med Urgent Care today for quick and effective care.
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