Minor Burn Treatment Available on a Walk-In Basis in Hamden, CT
For minor burn treatment in Hamden, Connecticut, trust the professionals at PhysicianOne Urgent Care. The skilled providers at our office have extensive experience treating first- and second-degree burns and will develop a treatment plan that’s customized to your specific needs.
First-Degree Burns vs. Second-Degree Burns
First-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin (the epidermis), and thus are the least severe type of burn. Symptoms of a first-degree burn are typically limited to pain and skin redness. Second-degree burns, on the other hand, also extend to the second layer of skin (the dermis). In addition to pain and redness, they may produce swelling and blistering.
If your skin feels numb or is deep red, brown, white, black, charred, or leathery, you likely have a third- or fourth-degree burn. If that’s the case, you should call 911 or get to a nearby emergency room as soon as possible. Burns this severe can be life-threatening and require emergency care.
Burn Care Offered 365 Days Per Year
First- and second-degree burns can often be treated at home. However, if your burn is wider than 3 inches, causes severe pain, shows signs of an infection, fails to improve within 48 hours, or affects your face, hands, genitalia, buttocks, feet, or a major joint, it’s important to promptly seek treatment from a professional.
Fortunately, PhysicianOne Urgent Care’s Hamden office provides walk-in minor burn treatment 365 days per year during extended hours. Stop in today (we’re located at 2165 Dixwell Avenue), schedule a 24/7 telemedicine appointment, or get more information by calling 860-650-3848.