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Burns are counted as one of the most common household injures, right up there with choking and poisoning. They can cause skin cells to die, and a painful burning sensation to the skin. Burns are classified by severity, first degree-burn being the least severe and up to a third-degree burn being the most severe and damaging to the three layers of the skin. Immediate emergency care must be provided in case of serious burns to avoid complications or even death. Burn wound care products help relieve discomfort and prevent scarring. HPFY brings you a range of burn care in the form of pastes, dressings, gels and so much more for your burn care treatment.

Symptoms of Different Types of Burns

  • 1st-Degree Burns: redness without blisters
  • 2nd-Degree Burns: skin blistering and thickening of skin
  • 3rd-Degree Burns: widespread skin thickness and leathery appearance
Some burn cases also fall in the fourth degree burns category in which extends beyond the skin into tendons and bones.

Causes of Burns

  • Scalding from hot, boiling liquids
  • Chemical burns
  • Electrical burns
  • Fire Excess
  • Exposure to the sun
  • Steam
Immediate medical attention is required by chemical and electrical burns as their effect can also be seen inside the body even in burns with minimal skin damage.

Types of Burns

First Degree Burns

First-degree burns can be treated at home without any complications. Healing time is also shorter in this case. To treat first degree burns soak the burn wound in cold water for five minutes. You can take a pain reliever in case you experience pain. Do not use ice on the burn wound as it can make them worse. Cotton balls also should be avoided as the small fibers may stick to the wound increasing the risk of infection.

Second Degree Burns

Care must be taken in case of mild to moderate second degree burns. Such type of burns can be treated at home by undertaking certain measures. Keep the burnt skin under cool running water for more than 15 minutes. An OTC pain medication can help relieve pain and discomfort. Applying an antibiotic cream to blisters can help in the healing process.

Third Degree Burns

Third degree burns are waxy and white in color characterized by char and dark brown color with a raised and leathery texture. Blisters may occur but they do not develop. Immediate medical attention is required for burn wounds. Without surgery these wounds heal with severe scarring and contractures. Healing time cannot be approximated in third degree burns. It is advisable to keep burn care pastes and dressing in your first aid kit at home for prompt treatment of burns.

Treatment and Care of Burns

Depending on the type of burn the medication and method of treatment might vary:
  • Burn Dressings Burn dressings are one of the most common treatment and first aid options to address burns. Depending on the kind of burn, one has to choose the right kind of dressing that doesn’t compress the wound, but is also not too loose to allow infection to spread. One has to also choose the right dressing that doesn’t cause further complications in the wound.
  • Pastes and Ointments – Pastes or hydrogel wound dressings can also be used to if one feels discomfort in using standard burn dressings. With specialized features these dressing can also cover the wound effectively and prevent further complications. Ointments can be used along with the dressing to reduce the chances of infection and further complications.
  • Healing gels and scar removing creams can be later used to expedite healing and help mask the scars of the burns

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