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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.

    This seems second degree burn as blister has formed. As these burns involves deeper layers but not the entire skin. This causes skin to form blister or look red and raw. These are painful to touch.


    1. Take your child to the doctor within 24 hours if your child has a second-degree burn on the face, hands, feet or private parts (perineum).
    2. Also have the doctor check any second-degree burns that are 2 times the size of your child’s palm (including the fingers).

    Follow your doctor’s advice to clean and dress the burn. Your child may need a tetanus booster if there are any open areas on the burn.

    Some general treatment guidelines to follow include:

    1. Remove your child from whatever is causing the burn. Remove your child’s clothes if needed. For burns that do not involve your child’s head or face, soak the burned area in cool water for 5 minutes. Do not use cold or iced water.
    Or you may gently run cool water over the burn area for about 10 minutes.

    2. Never put butter or oils on a burn. Do not break any blisters.

    3. Watch carefully for any signs of infection such as redness, swelling, yellow or green drainage or a bad smell. Also watch for red streaks moving away from the burn area.

    4. Apply antibiotic ointment and a non-stick dressing on any open areas as advised by your child’s doctor.

    5. Gently clean and dress the burn each day. Use mild soap and pat dry. Do not rub the burn.

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back to us with follow-up questions.
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