If you like to cook, you drink a lot of coffee, or you iron your clothes before work every morning, you might accidentally burn yourself once in a while—sometimes a second of inattention or a slip of the finger are all it takes. Many people would simply shrug off the pain and keep going, but some burns are more serious than they look. It’s wise to seek treatment for minor burns when possible.

Over-the-counter burn cream is suitable treatment for most minor burns, but second- or third-degree burns require an immediate urgent care visit, as do chemical or electrical burns. Many popular home remedies, such as butter, can actually make a minor burn worse.

When Should You Seek Treatment for Minor Burns?

Whether or not to seek medical attention for a burn depends on its severity, location, and risk of infection, as well as whether or not medical care could potentially improve healing and lessen scarring. When an infant, toddler, or elderly person suffers a minor burn, it’s a good idea to see a doctor regardless.

What Keeps People from Seeking Treatment for Minor Burns?

Most adults don’t view minor injuries as a big deal, while others believe they know how to treat minor burns themselves using home remedies and online advice.

For many, however, inconvenience and cost are the main factors that keep them from taking themselves or their kids to urgent care. People without insurance and with busy work schedules tend to put off seeking medical attention for all but the most serious injuries.

Remedy Can Help

No matter how minor a burn may seem, it’s always worth seeking treatment just in case, and Remedy makes it easy to do so. Our services have many advantages over traditional urgent care visits and doctor appointments. You can be treated by a top-rated provider in your own home or office at any time of day via video consultation, without having to wait long. Although burn that are truly minor rarely call for an in-person visit, you can also schedule a same-day house call between 8 AM and 8 PM all year round. Any necessary prescriptions can be sent directly to your preferred pharmacy electronically.

We back our services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee—if you aren’t happy with your visit, we’ll give your money back. We accept insurance from most major providers, or you can pay a flat $49 fee for an on-demand video visit without insurance. If you need treatment for a minor burn, contact Remedy for high-quality medical care that’s convenient, cost-effective, and quick.

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