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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

You can get a sunburn after too much unprotected time in the sun — no matter your skin tone. Follow these tips from board-certified dermatologists to relieve your sunburn.

UV-C light wand
UV wands: Some can injure your skin, eyes in seconds

FDA testing found that some UV wands used to clean and disinfect give off unsafe levels of UV radiation. Find out how to protect yourself and your family from UV injuries.

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.