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Going to Urgent Care for Minor Burns

Burns can be severe injuries that require immediate medical attention. While some burns may be manageable at home, certain cases may require a visit to an urgent care facility.

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care is committed to providing high-quality medical services to our patients. We understand that accidents and injuries can happen anytime, so we are open seven days a week for your convenience.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality care that achieves the highest standards of patient safety and satisfaction. With our team of experienced healthcare professionals, state-of-the-art medical facilities, and comprehensive treatment options, you can trust that you will be given the best possible care for your minor burn concerns.


Second-Degree Burns: Understanding Their Causes and Symptoms

Second-degree burns are significantly worse than first-degree burns and are characterized by inflammation, pain, and the emergence of blisters. They typically affect the outer (epidermis) and the underlying (dermis) skin layers. The injured skin might redden and swell up as the healing process begins.

Second-degree burns can be caused by various sources, including:

  • Scalding Water: When the skin comes into contact with boiling water, it can cause second-degree burns. 
  • Electrical Currents: Direct contact with electrical currents, such as those associated with kitchen appliances or uncovered wires, can cause severe burns. These burns are often accompanied by swelling and blistering.
  • Fire: Exposure to flames or hot substances can result in second-degree burns. Whether it's from a campfire, stove, or any other type of fire, the intense heat can cause considerable damage to the skin.
  • Chemicals: Contact with certain chemicals, such as acids, alkalis, or solvents, can cause severe burns. The skin may appear red, blistered, and painful, requiring immediate medical attention.
  • Severe Sunburn: Prolonged exposure to the sun, especially without proper protection, can lead to second-degree burns. The skin may become red, swollen, and painful, and blisters may develop.

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care: Compassionate Treatment for Second-Degree Burns

Burn severity depends not only upon the degree of the injury but also on the location of the burn and the patient's associated conditions.

  • Burn Location: In general, if a burn is located in an area prone to infection or covers an area greater than the size of a palm, it is advisable to visit a medical facility equipped to provide specialized care.
  • Age: Advanced age can complicate burn injuries. Many older people experience lowered pain sensitivity, so they underestimate the severity of the burn.
  • Underlying Health Issues: Conditions that impair wound healing – diabetes or a weakened immune system – can make wounds more susceptible to infection.

ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care is equipped to provide comprehensive care for burns in older adults, individuals with compromised immune systems, and those with diabetes.

If you suspect you have a second-degree burn, it is vital to seek immediate medical attention. ClearChoiceMD offers on-site treatment for minor burns, including second-degree burns. Our healthcare professionals are experienced and well-equipped to assess and treat burns, ensuring optimal healing and minimizing the risk of complications.

If you experienced a more severe third- or fourth-degree burn, call 9-1-1 for emergency medical assistance.

When you visit ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care, we will:

  • Evaluate the severity of the burn and assess your overall well-being.
  • Clean and dress the affected area to minimize infection and promote healing.
  • Recommend appropriate pain medication to alleviate discomfort.
  • Provide instructions on how to care for your burn at home.
  • If required, refer you for follow-up care or specialized treatment.

Prompt evaluation and treatment are essential to prevent burn complications and promote healing. Trust in the expertise of ClearChoiceMD healthcare professionals and allow us to provide the urgent care you deserve.

If you are experiencing a minor burn and require prompt and effective treatment, ClearChoiceMD is here for you. We offer convenient hours, a friendly staff, and personalized care, ensuring you receive the care you need to return to feeling your best.

To find a ClearChoiceMD Urgent Care center near you, please visit our urgent care locations page today.

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24 Homestead Place
Alton, NH 03809
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96 Daniel Webster Hwy
Belmont, NH 03220
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1154 Putney Road
Brattleboro, VT 05301
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1 Beehive Drive
Epping, NH 03042
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9 Old Lake Shore Road
Gilford, NH 03249
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558 Mast Road
Goffstown, NH 03045
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7 Cinemagic Way
Hooksett, NH 03106
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300 Main Street, Suite 406
Nashua , NH 03060
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1200 Williston Road
South Burlington, VT 05403
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