What To Know In Treating Burns Of Any Degree
There are several instances and occurrences that burns can happen or inflict someone at any time, and knowing how best to treat a burn for whatever level of degree is important in all cases.
These types of burns can be caused by common factors like fires, including flames from candles, matches, and lighters, chemical and electrical burns, scalding from hot, boiling liquids, or perhaps just due to excessive sun exposure.
To better address concerns about burns, you need to know the different levels of burns, so you can best identify the right treatment for each, there is the third-degree burn that shows a widespread thickness with a white, leathery appearance and the most severe one, the second-degree burns which have blisters and some thickening of the skin, and the first-degree burns that shows red, non blistered skin.
Most burns if they already include significant parts like the eyes, mouth, hands, and genital areas, especially if it is the size of your palm disregarding if it is just, should always be given medical treatment by professionals, but generally aside from the degree of the burn, treatment is also based more on the depth, area, and location of the burn.
For second and third degree burns, considered a major burn, first aid must be administered first before anything else, and that can be done by taking the patient out from the burning area and taking off any burning material from him or her, and then call 911, and then keep the patient in a safe place, warm and still with the burned wrapped if possible in a clean sheet as you wait for the emergency rescue to bring the patient to the hospital.
In cases of minor burns, that is from first to second degree, it can be treated immediately by washing the burned and damaged area with lukewarm water, remove from the body any form of jewelry that can cause any obstruction, swelling or inflammation, then apply a topical antibiotic ointment to this burned area and do not use butter, and if there is a need to see a doctor or have tetanus shot then you might as well do that too.
There is nothing more reliable than being cautious at all times and making sure that safety is in place anytime and any place, to make you free from any possible trouble, accident, or circumstances in the likes of burning, and being able to learn more on how to respond in situations like this can be an advantage to you or to anyone as that can be a life saving point that you will never know.
Reference: The Ultimate Guide to Health