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Urgent Care for First & Second Degree Burn in Orange County, CA

Get Immediate Walk-In Care for a First- or Second-Degree Burn

Get Immediate Walk-In Care for a First- or Second-Degree Burn

Burn injuries are common in the U.S., whether from contact with flames, hot objects, hot water, or steam. Not only are they painful, but they can also expose you to infection and serious complications if not treated in time.

Mild superficial burns are safe to manage with first aid at home, but deeper or serious wounds often require medical attention.

Are you or your child dealing with a first- or second-degree burn? Our walk-in Family Care Centers in Irvine, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa, CA, have qualified, compassionate urgent care providers to quickly ease your pain.

Our doctors will immediately examine your skin to determine the severity of your burn injury.

Highlights of Our Urgent Care Facilities

  • Open every day with extended hours
  • Board-certified, well-trained, and experienced providers
  • Walk-ins are welcome, and online check-in available
  • Friendly and compassionate staff
  • On-site X-ray and lab facilities
  • Free parking
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The Kinds of Burns We Handle

In the kitchen, hot liquids and steam can scald the skin, and contact with hot objects like metal or even overexposure to the sun can burn the skin directly.

  • First Degree Burns
    A first-degree burn, such as mild sunburn, is a superficial, non-blistering injury on the outermost skin layer. The tender and slightly reddened skin may take up to three to six days to heal.
  • Second Degree (Partial Thickness) Burns
    These are moderate injuries that penetrate the two outermost layers of the skin. They cause pain, blisters, and sometimes puffiness, such as a moderate scald burn. These wounds can take 7 to 21 days to heal, and may leave some scarring.

Anything deeper affecting underlying muscle or fat layers counts as a severe burn, and needs immediate assessment in an emergency room.

The most important thing to do after experiencing a mild or moderate burn is to apply a cold compress to the burn site to ease the pain. When you visit us for first or second-degree burn treatment, we will first remove any clothing from the wound and clean the area. We will then apply an antibiotic ointment and a protective gauze over the burn site to prevent infection.

Our providers may prescribe pain and anti-inflammatory medication to control the discomfort and swelling. We may also give you a tetanus shot for your burn if you haven’t had one in the last five years. If you have clothing stuck on the burn site or the injury involves critical parts of the body, we can refer you immediately to the ER.

When Do You Need to Visit an ER?

Factors that determine whether you need to visit an ER for your burn injuries include:

  • Your age and vulnerability: The severity of burn injury and risk of developing complications is higher in older patients (70 years and above), children less than five years, and individuals with chronic conditions.
  • Burn site: Extensive burns on critical parts of the body, including genitalia, face, hands, feet, and chest often require specialized treatment in the ER or burn centers. These injuries can cause life-threatening problems like severe blood loss or breathing difficulties.
  • Injury depth: Third-degree burns are severe enough to destroy all skin tissue around the site. The burn wounds may not hurt (the nerve endings have been destroyed), but they require specialized ER care.
  • Injury size: Visit the ER if your burn injuries cover more than 10% of your skin, even if they seem superficial.
  • Burn cause: Burns caused by chemicals, electricity, or radiation are generally considered severe.

You can use the palm method to estimate the size of your burn injury. The surface area of the palm of your hand, including your fingers, is 1% of your entire skin’s surface area. If it takes more than 10 palms to cover the burned areas, then more than 10% of your skin area is affected and you should visit an ER right away.

Home vs. Urgent Care vs. Emergency Room for Burns

You may self-administer first-degree burn treatment at home with cooling, cleansing, and antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. If you have any doubts about the severity of your injury or you have second-degree burns (blistering), it’s best to seek out “urgent care for burns near me” for immediate help. Also, visit an urgent care clinic for second-degree burn treatment if you experience infection symptoms, such as fever, persistent pain, swelling around the burn site, and pus-like discharge.

Third-degree burns often require complicated interventions, such as surgery and grafting. Go directly to an ER for better medical and cosmetic results if your burn injuries are this severe or extensive.

Receive Best-in-Class First & Second Degree Burn Treatment at FCCMG

Visit Our Urgent Care Clinic for First & Second Degree Burn

Looking for a well-equipped and convenient First & Second Degree Burn treatment? Visit us at FCCMG in Irvine Woodbridge, Fountain Valley, or Costa Mesa, CA, today.


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