Offering Minor Burn Treatment Services at Our Southbury, CT, Office
PhysicianOne Urgent Care proudly administers minor burn treatment at our office in Southbury, Connecticut. Stop by whenever we’re open—all our services are offered on a walk-in basis—and we’ll evaluate your burn and recommend a customized course of treatment.
How to Treat a Minor Burn
If you have a first-degree burn (which typically causes pain and redness) or a second-degree burn (which may also produce swelling and blisters), you’ll likely be able to treat it at home by:
- Running it under cool water (avoid using cold water or applying ice)
- Keeping the area clean
- Regularly checking for fever, drainage, and other signs of infection
- Taking pain medication
- Applying aloe vera gel (for a sunburn)
- Applying antibiotic cream and lightly covering it with gauze (for a thermal burn)
However, some minor burns require professional care. Be sure to consult with an experienced provider if:
- Your burn is at least 3 inches wide or located on your face, hands, feet, genitalia, buttocks, or over a major joint
- You’re experiencing severe pain
- You think you might have an infection
- Your symptoms aren’t showing any signs of improvement after 48 hours
Third- and fourth-degree burns always require emergency care since they can be life-threatening. You should call 911 or head to a nearby emergency room if you experience any numbness or if your skin appears deep red, brown, white, black, charred, or leathery.
Burn Care Without an Appointment
Visit PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Southbury office today for minor burn treatment—you’ll find us at 900 Main Street South. We’re also pleased to offer a 24/7 telemedicine service. If you have any questions, call us at 860-650-3848, and a knowledgeable team member will supply you with the information you need.