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Typical Antibiotics for Burn Infections

Infections are less likely with a small, minor first-degree burn than with a second-, third-, or fourth-degree burn. Regardless of the severity of your burn, you should take infections seriously. Infections in burn wounds can delay healing, increase scarring, and can even be life-threatening. They can lead to sepsis, a blood infection which can be [...]

By |April 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Typical Antibiotics for Burn Infections

How do I know if a burn is infected?

Second-degree, third-degree, and fourth-degree burns are susceptible to infection. Follow your doctor’s orders to prevent infection, know what an infected burn looks like, monitor your burn wound so you know if it is infected, and report any signs of infection to your doctor immediately. Symptoms of a burn infection may include: Fever Increased pain Red [...]

By |February 28th, 2017|Comments Off on How do I know if a burn is infected?

Can mupirocin prevent burn infections?

Mupirocin is an antibacterial cream that requires a prescription. The brand name is Bactroban. Doctors may prescribe it for deep, severe burns or to treat MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections. What is MRSA? MRSA infection is caused by staph bacteria that are resistant to many antibiotics, though it may still be susceptible to some antibiotics, [...]

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Burn Injury Infection

One of the most dangerous complications of a burn that many people are not aware of is the risk of a burn injury infection. Burn wounds, particularly third-degree and fourth-degree burns, are susceptible to bacterial infections. Many of these infections are painful and potentially life threatening. Of course, the best way to handle bacterial infections [...]

By |March 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Burn Injury Infection