"A basic understanding of burn wound treatment can reduce pain and facilitate healing of all four types of burns. Burns are specifically damage caused to one or multiple layers of skin and flesh by external sources such as heat or chemicals, and range in severity from minor to major. The level of severity is denoted by the “degree,” Types of Burns: 👉 First-Degree or superficial burns are identified by pain, redness, minor swelling and an absence of blistering. 👉 Second-Degree burns produce a slight thickness of the skin and may include blistering, indicating damage has been done to the underlying layers of skin. 👉 Third-Degree burns feature leathery, waxen skin and are commonly accompanied by numbness due to full damage to the dermis and surrounding nerves. 👉 Fourth-degree burns have extended past the skin layers and into the flesh, causing charring and irreparable damage.
For the majority of burns, it is strongly advised to seek immediate medical assistance. However, for superficial burns that do not exceed three inches in diameter, the victim may be reasonably capable of treating the burn from home. When handling a minor burn, it is important you follow specific steps: Thoroughly wash hands using antibacterial soap Run cool, not cold, water over the wounded area to reduce pain and swelling Use a mild soap and water to cleanse affected area Apply an antibiotic ointment if there is no opening of the skin Wrap the affected area loosely with sterile gauze to avoid agitation
Regarding second degree burns or higher, it should be left to your medical care provider to administer appropriate treatment. When released from medical care, it is a good idea to ask what can be done to facilitate better wound healing in the recovery process."
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