Taking Care of Burn Wounds

Despite the caution, minor injuries, like cuts, scrapes and burns are inevitable. In most cases, these injuries are not serious and do not require more than the usual first aid. Among the daily burn injuries need a little more care and attention than other injuries. When faced with a burn wound, the first thing to do is to determine how serious the injury. It is useful to identify three phases of burn wounds.
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First degree burns: This is the most common of burn wounds, and involve only the outer layer of skin called the epidermis. In this case, no redness on the skin may have swelling and pain. First degree burns are considered minor if they cover a large area of ​​the face, arms, legs and joints.

The second stage burn: it burns, which pass through the first layer of the skin and affect the second layer (dermis) as well. These wounds are characterized by the development of bubbles, dark red, blotchy skin and severe pain. Second-degree burns can be considered negligible, but as a basic, depending on the extent of skin involvement. If the area for more than three inches, or injury involved in sensitive areas like face, hands or feet, treat it as a major burn.

Treatment Before second-degree burns

These burns can be treated with a few simple steps:

-Immediately after the injury, place the injured area under cool running water or if water is not available, apply a cold compress, but do not use ice to cool the burn wound.

-Do not use any drugs, just to cover the wound with a nonstick, sterile dressings, or as duoderm tegaderm. It is important to choose a sauce that does not adhere to the wound, otherwise it will lead to an exacerbation of the disease. Dressings as duoderm provide a moist environment healing wounds that promotes healing of wounds.

-For the pain and discomfort, use over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or Tylenol. Do not use ointments or creams, advised the doctor.

-Make sure not to use home remedies like rubbing oil or putting toothpaste on the wound. Never try to pop the bubbles open, wait for them to break into your own.

Minor burns usually do not cause any problems and heal quickly without having to visit a doctor. Just be careful not to get dirty wound, or it can get. Watch for any signs of infection like swelling, redness, discharge, or too much of a fever.

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