We Provide Cuts and Small Burn Treatment
If you’ve suffered an abrasion, cut, puncture, or minor burn that concerns you, the team of medical providers at Total Point Urgent Care can help. Our medical professionals are highly skilled in providing medical treatment for various wounds, including minor burns and cuts, at our urgent care centers throughout Arizona and Texas. Visit us today for fast and convenient walk-in treatment!
Abrasion & Cut Treatment
Sometimes it can be difficult to determine whether your wound requires medical attention. To help you decide if your abrasion or burn needs a professional medical evaluation, look for the following signs and symptoms:
- The wound is deep enough to expose the dermis (the layer of skin beneath the top layer of skin).
- The wound is too large to easily press the edges together.
- The wound is from an animal (or human) bite.
- A rusty object caused the wound.
Visiting an Urgent Care Center for Your Cut
If you do seek medical care for your cut, here are some important reminders to help ensure proper healing:
- Don’t remove any object(s) stuck in the wound.
- If possible, clean the wound with water and diluted liquid soap. Hydrogen peroxide can damage the tissue.
- Apply pressure to the wound and try to elevate it to help slow the bleeding.
Our urgent care center offers treatment for minor burns. Burns can happen in many ways, from scalding your skin from a steam burn to touching parts on a vehicle before they’ve cooled down. Whether you’re experiencing a sunburn or a burn caused by exposure to heat, we can help. Small burns are usually accompanied by redness, swelling, and minor to moderate pain. If you’re suffering from a severe burn, you should seek treatment at an emergency room immediately.
Small Burn Treatment
Caring for your minor burn depends on several factors, including how you got the burn and how serious it is. A medical professional should always treat electrical and chemical burns, as these burns can cause internal damage without showing any external symptoms. Burns fall into three categories of severity, including first, second, and third-degree burns. Each type of burn should be treated differently. Follow these steps if you’ve suffered a burn:
- First-Degree Burns – Soak the burned area in cool water for five minutes and use loose gauze to cover it. Once it’s done soaking, you can apply an antibiotic or anesthetic cream to the affected area. It’s important to avoid using cotton balls to treat these burns as they can do further damage and worsen the effects. If your first-degree burn isn’t healing properly or shows signs of infection, visit Total Point Urgent Care for treatment.
- Second-Degree Burns – These burns are characterized by blistering and typically take longer to heal. Second-degree burns cause the skin to be delicate, so it’s important to keep the area clean and covered to prevent infection. You can visit Total Point Urgent Care for treatment if your burn covers a wide area. Once the burn has healed, you should use sunscreen to protect the new skin and reduce the risk of malignant skin changes.
- Third-Degree Burns – It’s common for people suffering from third-degree burns to feel no pain due to nerve damage. These types of severe burns are extremely serious. You should call 911, keep the burn area raised above the heart, and ensure no clothing is sticking to the affected area.
Visit Our Urgent Care Centers in Texas & Arizona Today
At Total Point Urgent Care, our medical providers are experienced in treating minor burns and cuts that happen in several different ways. Our healthcare providers are fully-equipped to find quick, effective solutions for all your urgent care needs.
With locations throughout Texas and Arizona, our urgent care centers are here to provide immediate medical care services without the inconvenience and high cost of an emergency room visit. Contact us today to learn more about our walk-in urgent care centers!