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Is It Necessary To Consult A Plastic Surgeon For Second Degree Burn On Finger?

Emy daughter burnt her finger week girl and we ve been taken care of it she s been to the doctor tomorrow if I was under the impression today that she would get dead skin removed it was a second degree burn there was no infection however they told me to see a plastic surgeon cuz they didn t want to take a chance of hurting her is this necessaryMy daughter burnt her finger a week ago. It was a second degree burn. I was under the impression they would clean the dead skin off today at the Drs office. They told me to take her to a plastic surgeon to get them to clean the dead skin. Is this nessecàry? The burn is not infected.
Mon, 1 Mar 2021
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Hello,

Yes, it is necessary because the skin in the fingers it is not plastic enough. A second degree burn will heal with a very tight skin scar. So, if not treated good by a plastic surgeon your daughter may have a tight finger and not be able to use her hand good during her life.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician
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Is It Necessary To Consult A Plastic Surgeon For Second Degree Burn On Finger?

Hello, Yes, it is necessary because the skin in the fingers it is not plastic enough. A second degree burn will heal with a very tight skin scar. So, if not treated good by a plastic surgeon your daughter may have a tight finger and not be able to use her hand good during her life. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Klarida Papaqako, General & Family Physician