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Burns, cuts, and other minor wounds

Bandage on back of heel from a blister
Blisters: How to prevent and treat

To prevent chafing that can lead to blisters, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Palm of hand with calluses
Corns and calluses: How to treat

To treat corns and calluses, watch this video to learn what dermatologists recommend.

Young woman outdoors in winter dressed with a heavy coat, hat, and gloves
Frostbite: How to prevent and treat

When the temperature dips below freezing, follow these tips from dermatologists to stay warm and prevent frostbite.

Woman's wrist with burn injury near a pot of boiling water
Minor burns: How to treat a first-degree, minor burn

Although first-degree burns are not as serious as higher-degree burns, they can hurt quite a bit and can leave a scar if not properly treated. To treat a first-degree burn at home, follow these tips from dermatologists.

Close-up of woman using a knife to cut lemons and limes
Minor cuts: How to treat

Cuts from a sharp knife or a piece of glass are very common. Fortunately, most can be safely treated at home with a few simple steps. To treat a minor cut, follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists.

Bandage covers skin biopsy wound on woman’s back
Skin biopsy: Dermatologist-recommended wound care

During a skin biopsy, your dermatologist removes a small sample of skin. If you’ve just had a skin biopsy, proper aftercare is essential. To help, we asked board-certified dermatologists to explain the steps they recommend.

Woman using needle to remove splinter from the hand of a child
Splinters: How to remove a splinter

Splinters are easy to remove with the proper tools and technique. To remove a splinter, dermatologists recommend following these tips.

Woman with red sunburned back and shoulders.
Sunburn: How to treat a sunburn

Your skin can burn if it gets too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes. Follow these dermatologists' tips to help relieve the discomfort from a sunburn.

Applying a bandage to scraped knee
Wound care: How to minimize a scar

View tips from dermatologists for reducing the appearance of scars caused by injuries.