• When to Seek Medical Attention for a Burn

    While some burns are mild and can heal without treatment, others are more dangerous and require emergency care. 1 st -degree burns are the mildest, and their symptoms include swelling, pain, and redness. 2 nd -degree burns are more serious and can cause blisters and white or splotchy skin in addition to 1 st -degree burn symptoms. Finally, 3 rd -degree burns are the most severe and the affected area of skin may appear white or charred, and all layers of the skin are affected.

    A 1 st -degree burn should not require medical attention unless it affects significant areas of skin or major joints. If a 2 nd -degree burn is larger than 3 inches or covers a major joint, then you should seek medical help. Finally, 3 rd -degree burns require immediate medical attention.

    Paramount Urgent Care specializes in providing emergency medical care at our walk-in clinics in Oviedo, Clermont, Lady Lake, and Orlando. If you’ve suffered a burn and need medical care near Orlando, then please visit us or call (407) 226-1906 to learn more about our services.