A burn is one of the most common household injuries. According to the Journal of Urgent Care Medicine, nearly 1 million people every year seek out medical treatment for burns in the United States. Bayside Urgent Care Center is an excellent treatment option for most types of burns. We can assess the injury and determine the ideal course of treatment to handle your burns.
What are the Different Types of Burns?
Knowing the different types of burns and when medical intervention is necessary is important for preventing infections, skin damage, or scarring. The major classifications of burns are:
- First-degree burns- This is the lowest classification and most common among household burns. Sunburns, hot water, small flames, and some caustic chemicals can cause reddened skin, slight pain, and minor damage to the skin that will likely heal with first aid treatment at home.
- Second-degree burns- When your skin is in prolonged contact with chemicals, fire, or hot water you can get this more severe type of burn. It can cause blisters, pain, and more severe damage to the skin.
- Third-degree burns- The most serious type of burn can result in charring, skin damage, and possibly nerve damage. This type of burn extends to the fat layer beneath the skin, which will start to appear leathery, stiff, tan, or waxy white. A skin graft is usually necessary to properly treat third-degree burns. If you’ve experienced this type of burn, call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
More severe burns occur when both layers of the skin are penetrated. This requires immediate emergency treatment. If you or someone you know experiences either, call 911 immediately.
When to Seek Help at an Urgent Care
Most smaller burns can be treated at home with first aid. To properly treat a second-degree burn and the corresponding pain, you should seek treatment at our urgent care center. Here we can help you manage the pain and treat the burn properly to avoid an infection.
When Should You Go to an Emergency Room?
If you suspect you have a third-degree burn or beyond, you should call 911 immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
What To Bring When You Visit
To treat you most effectively, please be prepared to tell us about any medications you take (including vitamins and supplements), past illnesses and surgeries, and your primary care doctor’s phone number and address so we can transfer records, if necessary.
Does Bayside Urgent Care Accept Insurance?
Yes. We accept Medicare and most major insurance carriers. If you don’t have insurance or prefer to pay out-of-pocket, our services are reasonably priced and less expensive than an ER visit.
You Can Count on Bayside Urgent Care Center to Treat Your Burns!
Our center is located in Clearwater, Florida, conveniently situated to Largo, Belleair, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, and Tampa. If you experience second-degree burns, visit our office or call. Our number is 727-441-5044.
*Urgent care is not a substitute for emergency care. Always head to the nearest emergency room or call 911 if you are experiencing very serious or life-threatening problems. Read What is Urgent Care for more information.