Burns happen in an instant. We can help.
With the slip of a curling iron, or an absent-minded touch to a hot pan, you can quite suddenly be dealing with a painful burn. If you suffer a minor burn, know that Gateway Family and Urgent Care is available to provide walk-in care, right when you need it. Our friendly medical team is available 7 days a week to treat your minor burns.
First-degree burns are red and painful (like a sunburn) and affect only the outer layer of the skin. These burns can usually be treated at home. But for deeper second-degree burns, it’s a good idea to seek professional treatment.
If your burn appears red, white, or splotchy, and causes swelling, blisters, and/or severe pain, head into our urgent care center right away. Our talented providers can perform a fast, affordable burn evaluation and determine an appropriate treatment plan for your specific injury. Get professional care to reduce pain, avoid infection, speed up the recovery process, and lessen your risk of scarring.
It’s especially important to see a doctor for minor burns that are already showing signs of infection. You may need antibiotics and/or specialty care if your burn symptoms include:
- Increasing pain
Seek emergency care for:
- Burns that:
- cover the face or a large area of the body
- cause the skin to look leathery
- appear charred or have patches of black, brown or white
- are caused by electricity
- Deep burns, which means burns affecting all layers of the skin or even deeper tissues
- Difficulty breathing or burns to the airway
Prevention is the Best Medicine
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