Urgent Treatment for Patients With Minor Burns in Hamburg, MI
Mild to moderate burns often result from encountering scalding liquids, chemical cleaners, or hot surfaces. While a minor burn may resolve independently, it may require additional treatment to prevent infection or other complications. If you’re worried that your burn requires medical attention and can’t reach your primary care physician, the medical professionals at Springfield Urgent Care in Hamburg, Michigan, can assist you. We offer medical services on a walk-in basis, seven days a week.
Evaluating Burn Severity
Springfield Urgent Care treats minor to moderate burns by evaluating the severity of the injury. Burn severity is measured in degrees:
- A minor (first-degree) burn affects only the top layer of the skin
- A moderate (second-degree) burn causes blisters and affects the second layer of the skin
- A third- or fourth-degree burn affects the deepest layers of the skin and possibly the nerves, muscles, and tendons (these cases require emergency care at a hospital.)
Our medical practitioners will determine the best method to treat your burn. You should call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room if you suspect you have a third- or fourth-degree burn.
What Are the Signs That a Burn Needs Medical Attention?
There are a few symptoms that indicate a burn needs medical attention. Seek burn treatment if you experience the following:
- A sunburn that lasts over a week
- Pain and redness
- Oozing, which may indicate an infection
- A burn that doesn’t heal
Infants, toddlers, and seniors have a higher risk of complications from burns. If a child or older adult has a burn (or a fever resulting from a burn injury), they must seek medical attention immediately.
Compassionate Care and Effective Minor Burn Treatment
Springfield Urgent Care treats minor burns for patients in Hamburg, MI. We offer non-emergency medical care for walk-in patients of all ages. Contact us today or visit our clinic for prompt treatment—we strive to keep our wait times short and our rates low so you can focus on healing.