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I have had a 2nd degree burn covering 7% of the skin surface

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I have had a 2nd degree burn covering 7% of the skin surface area treated at Kingston Hospital yesterday. A Jelonet dressing was applied and I was advised to have it changed in 48 hours (tomorrow evening). Unfortunately it is oozing quite considerably. Should I just ignore this, put another dressing on top to absorb the moisture or what? Thank you.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: No. The burn was caused by my shirt catching fire from a lighted candle.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  wieyedoc replied 5 months ago.

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Expert:  wieyedoc replied 5 months ago.

It is normal to ooze.

Just leave it alone.

If you think it might, however, be infected then it wouldn't hurt to call your burn team to see what they have to say since they know your situation best.

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