How do You Treat a Second Degree Burn?

If the second degree burn is no larger than 3 inches in diameter, you can treat it just like you would a minor burn by running cool water over it and then wrapping it with clean, sterile gauze. Then take your preferred over the counter medication for pain. If the burn is larger than 3 inches or on your face, groin, feet, hands, or buttocks, you will want to seek medical attention right away. For more information, look here: