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Can you tell me about treating burns?

Can you tell me about treating burns?

A specialty: Severe burns, especially in children, should be treated at a burn center. The main principles are to replace fluids, excise and graft 3rd degree burns early and prevent and treat infection. Less severe burns can often be treated as an outpatient with topical mild antiseptic creams. They should be managed by a general or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I treat burns?

How do I treat burns?

Burns: Treatment of burns is based on the severity of the burn (depth and area). Superficial burns (sunburn/minor scald) can be safely treated with topical creams with aloe. Deeper, more extensive burns require evaluation to determine the best therapy. Extensive scald burns, flame, acid and lye burns, and electrical burns ought to be seen by someone experienced in burn diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What can we apply in burns?

What can we apply in burns?

Silvadene.: Traditionally Silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) is the antibacterial agent we would apply to burns. However, burns can be deceptively serious and should be evaluated by a doctor before you just start treating them on your own. ...Read more

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What do I use for burns?

What do I use for burns?

Below: For burns the best ointment to use is bacitracin which you can get over the counter. If there is blistering, leave alone, do not puncture. When the blister breaks, the top dead skin should be removed and antibiotic oint applied over the skin. ...Read more

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What should be done for burns?

What should be done for burns?

Icing: For a small burn at home immediately put ice on the area (use a bag of frozen peas for instance) for a full 15 minutes which will reduce the pain and prevent the spread. If the burn is large or there is charring and loss of skin, use ice but go to an emergency room for further care. ...Read more

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What makes burns quickly better?

Keep cooling thesite: Until the tissue is hot the burns continue to damage skin so keep cooling the site immediately after injury. Once the burning stops then apply local antibiotics - neosporin to heal the skin. ...Read more

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How can you treat burns on face?

How can you treat burns on face?

Simple treatment: A burn is a response of the tissues to injury from heat or chemicals. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily will help. ...Read more

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What can be done for turf burns?

Cover the Burn: Artificial turf burns are brutal because it is a rug burn to the "n-th" degree. A silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) compound with zinc to help heal the injury while covering it to avoid future incidence. Usually these injuries are self-limiting and your skin adjusts to the repeated insults by a process known as keratinization and lichenification. As my coaches used to say; "don't worry, you and your skin are tough!". ...Read more

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