Our urgent care has providers that can take care of your burns and wounds in Novi MI. They are good at determining when you need more advanced care with a specialist or a hospital and can communicate with your primary care physician.
Minor burns can sometimes be treated at home, or with the help of a healthcare provider. A healthcare provider can help determine the degree of the burn and what the proper course of treatment should be. A minor burn refers to first and second-degree burns, those affecting only the top layers of the skin. First degree burns only affect the outer layer of skin and will be painful, swell, and turn red. Second-degree burns go one layer deeper and will be painful, swell, turn red and blister. Anything more severe is considered a major burn and should be treated with emergency medical help.
Treatment of minor burns and wounds in Novi MI:
Cooling the burn- Use cool running water or a cold cloth. Do not use ice- this can cause even more damage to the tissues.
Apply moisture- Aloe Vera can help soothe pain.
Avoid breaking blisters- If the blister does break then clean the wound with soap and water and keep the area covered.
Protect the area- Cover the area with a bandage or sterile dressing and avoid sun exposure.
Take an over-the-counter pain reliever as needed- Tylenol, Ibuprofen
Signs that a burn is severe and should be treated with emergent medical attention:
- Burns on certain parts of the body including: face, ears, eyes, hands, feet, genitals, and joints
- Severe pain
- Signs of infections such as increased redness, a red streak from the burn, pus, fever
- Burns on a child younger than five
- A burn covering more than one-fourth of a body part
One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!
This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you! PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.