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How are burns treated?

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Burn treatment depends on the type of burn. First-degree burns usually are treated with skin care products or an antibiotic ointment and pain medication such as acetaminophen.

Second-degree burns may be treated with an antibiotic cream or other creams or ointments prescribed by a doctor.

The treatment of third-degree burns may require skin grafting or the use of synthetic skin. Severe burns covering large parts of the body may need more intensive treatments such as intravenous (IV) antibiotics to prevent infection or IV fluids to replace fluids lost when your skin was burned.

From: Pain Caused by Burns WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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