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At NewMed Immediate Care, we understand that even minor burns can be painful and require proper treatment to prevent infection and promote healing. Located in Rolling Meadows and serving the Arlington Heights area, our clinic offers prompt and effective treatment for minor burns, ensuring the best possible recovery for our patients.

Understanding Minor Burns

Minor burns, often referred to as first-degree or superficial burns, affect only the outer layer of the skin. Symptoms include redness, minor inflammation, pain, and dry, peeling skin as the burn heals. Common causes of minor burns include hot liquids, steam, fire, sun exposure, and contact with hot objects.

Why Treat Minor Burns Promptly?

Immediate care for minor burns is crucial to:

  • Prevent Infection: Proper cleaning and dressing of the burn can reduce the risk of infection.
  • Reduce Pain: Appropriate medical treatment can alleviate the pain associated with minor burns.
  • Speed Healing: Early intervention can help ensure that the burn heals more quickly and with minimal scarring.

Treatment Options for Minor Burns at NewMed Immediate Care

  • Assessment: Our medical team will first assess the severity of the burn to determine the most effective treatment approach.
  • Cooling the Burn: The burn area is gently cooled with lukewarm water to reduce pain and swelling. Ice or extremely cold water is avoided as it can cause further damage to the burn tissue.
  • Cleaning and Dressing: The burn is cleaned to remove any debris and reduce the risk of infection. A sterile, non-adhesive dressing is then applied to protect the burn and promote healing.
  • Pain Management: Over-the-counter pain relievers may be recommended to help manage discomfort.
  • Follow-Up Care: We provide instructions for caring for the burn at home, including how to change dressings and signs of infection to watch for. Follow-up visits may be necessary to monitor the healing process.

Preventing Minor Burns

Prevention is key to avoiding burns. Some tips include:

  • Use caution when handling hot items in the kitchen.
  • Test bath water temperature before entering.
  • Keep children away from cooking areas, heaters, and other hot objects.
  • Apply sunscreen regularly to prevent sunburns.

FAQs About Minor Burn Treatment

Visit Us for Urgent Burn Care in Rolling Meadows

If you experience a minor burn, visit NewMed Immediate Care in Rolling Meadows. Our urgent care services are equipped to handle minor burns efficiently, helping you to heal quickly and safely.

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Convenient Locations and Accessibility

Located near major expressways and well-connected by public transport, our clinics in Rolling Meadows, Cicero, Chicago, Roseland, and Hoffman Estates are easily accessible. We cater to the needs of our community by offering flexible visiting hours, including walk-in options and the ability to schedule appointments online or by phone. This ensures that you can receive care when it suits you best.

Rolling Meadows

1669 W. Algonquin Rd
Rolling Meadows IL 60008


5741 W Cermak Rd
Cicero IL 60804


2408 W Cermak Rd
Chicago IL 60608


134 W 111th St Floor 2
Chicago IL 60628

Hoffman Estates

925 N Roselle Rd
Hoffman Estates IL 60169