Burns are counted as one of the most common household injuries, 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.
Some burn cases also fall in the fourth degree burns category which extends beyond the skin into tendons and bones.
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.
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.
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 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.
Depending on the type of burn the medication and method of treatment might vary:
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Burns cause damage to your body's tissues by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. Also Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are common causes of burns.
Types of burns are:
To treat second degree burns