burnsBurns need to be treated immediately and can be caused by light, heat, chemicals, electricity or friction.

There are four types of burns that will require different treatment:

1st degree – It is described as redness on skin with no blistering and it can be treated at Midwest Express clinic. A cool compress, aloe, lidocaine ointment and acetaminophen may help relieve pain.

2nd degree – It is described as redness on skin and the formation of clear blisters. Mild burn blisters can be treated at our walk-in clinic, but you should go to the emergency room if extensive blistering appears white or bloody.

3rd degree – It is described as a full thickness burn that appears dry or slightly leathery. It may have a whitish brown color instead of redness. You should go to the emergency room for burn treatment. An excision may be required.

4th degree – The skin will look black or charred. The patient may not feel pain because nerve fibers have been destroyed. An ambulance should be called immediately.

Treatment for burns depends on the severity of the burn. Minor burns can be treated at Midwest Express Clinic while severe burns should be treated in the emergency room. If you visit one of our walk-in clinics and it’s determined your burn is severe, you will be referred to a nearby emergency room.

Remember, you can visit one of the five Midwest Express Clinic locations for minor burns.

We are conveniently located in Blue Island, IL.; Willowbrook, IL.; Schererville, IN.; Munster, IN; & Hammond, IN. We are open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; no appointment is necessary.

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