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What is this Diagnosis and how would you treat?

Moderator's Response
This is a superficial partial thickness wound or second (2nd) degree burn. This burn Heals in 14-21 days with minimal scar. Wet, thick blisters are usually seen; pain is still intact and blanching is still present throughout the wound. “Popping” or debridement of the blisters is controversial and a personal clinical decision. However, the general rule is if the blisters interfere with function or specifically ROM then you want to “pop” them. If the blisters are not interfering with ROM (as depicted in this photo) then you leaving them alone is a preferred option. EHT has a great BURN: Stop, Drop, & Rehab course to learn everything you wanted to know about burns.

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