Burn Treatment

Wound Care Specialist located in Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights, New York, NY
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Burn Treatment services offered in Upper Manhattan and Washington Heights, New York, NY

Seek burn treatment if you spill scalding water or toxic chemicals on your ankles, feet, or toes. At the practice of Dr. Sapna Pandya, with offices in the Washington Heights and Manhattan Valley neighborhoods of New York City, New York, wound care specialist Sapna Pandya, DPM, provides same day burn treatment to people of all ages. Dr. Pandya has years of training and expertise and treats each patient as a valued individual. To learn more about burn treatment, call the nearest office or book online today.

Burn Treatment Q&A

What is burn treatment?

Burn treatment is a wound care subspecialty that diagnoses and treats soft tissue damage caused by fire, heat, chemical, or electrical contact. 

Burns occur for various reasons, including accidents, work injuries, and failing to wear the proper safety equipment.

At her self-titled practice, Dr. Pandya provides treatment for burns on the ankles, feet, and toes. Dr. Pandya and her staff speak English and Spanish fluently. They're able to serve everyone, from long-time New Yorkers to members of the local immigrant communities.

If you or a loved one have a burn, seek treatment right away.

When should I see a wound care specialist for burn treatment?

Make an appointment at the practice of Dr. Sapna Pandya if you experience a burn that doesn’t improve with at-home treatments, like running it under cool tap water or applying a topical burn ointment. That’s especially true if the burn:

  • Covers a large area of your foot or ankle
  • Causes your skin to look leathery
  • Changes the color of your skin
  • Looks infected

If you experience intense pain, a loss of consciousness or the burn affects your mobility, contact 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

What types of injuries can benefit from burn treatment?

Dr. Pandya uses burn treatment to care for several types of injuries, including:

First degree burns

First degree burns are superficial and only affect the first layer of your skin. Often, these burns improve with topical ointments and bandages.

Second-degree burns

A second–degree burn extends to the second layer of skin, called the dermis. These burns look moist and are very painful. They tend to blister and swell during the healing process. 

Third-degree burns

Third-degree burns damage your top two layers of skin and the fat underneath. These burns are especially susceptible to infection and require treatment with skin grafts or wound closure. 

What happens during a burn treatment visit?

Dr. Pandya begins a burn treatment visit by reviewing your medical records and asking about your burn, including what you were doing when it occurred, if you’ve tried any at-home treatments, and the type of symptoms you’re experiencing. Next, she examines the wound, assessing its size, shape, color, and location. 

What does burn treatment involve?

Treatments depend on various factors, including the burn's size, location, and severity. Dr. Pandya might recommend:

  • Oral antibiotics
  • Prescription burn ointment
  • Skin grafts
  • Alginate dressings
  • Physical therapy

The goal is to encourage your body’s healing process, reduce the risk of infection, and prevent the need for amputation. 

Call the nearest office of Dr. Sapna Pandya to request a burn treatment consultation or book online today.