Burns

Last updated: 2021-11-06  |  175 Views  | 

Burns

 Burns


Skin injury in the resulting subcutaneous structure. from exposure to excessive heat or certain types of light or objects with high heat The severity of the wound depends on the depth of the wound. It is divided into grade 1-4 burns, where grade IV burns reach the deeper layers of the muscles below the skin. Electricity or chemicals, acids or alkalis can cause skin burns. Chemical burns are more complication and are harder to assess. The electric current will cause burns. deep to the musculoskeletal level

cause
Burns are caused by scalds, hot steam, electric shock, sun, chemicals, hot water, hot objects.

symptom
Symptoms depend on the degree of tissue destruction. First-degree burns are painful, swollen, red on the upper surface, no blisters. Second-degree burns have blisters, severe burning sensations. Third-degree burns reach the subcutaneous layer. will be seen as white tissue There will be no pain due to nerve damage at the wound site.

diagnosis
skin physical examination Together with the symptoms help determine the severity.

treatment

Mild first-degree burns may not require any treatment. A cold compress can help reduce minor swelling and pain. Blisters can rupture and cause infection. should be careful Using aloe vera and acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help relieve pain. Including dressings and using antibiotics may prevent infection.



Things to do

The bandage should be changed and antibiotic ointment should be applied.

should take painkillers

You should drink lots of water and eat nutritious food.

should go to the doctor's appointment

Tell your doctor if you have fever, chills, severe pain or pus on the wound.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effects from the medication.



don't do

Do not neglect if you have a second degree severe wound.

Do not let the wound bandage dirty.

Do not expose the wound to sunlight.

Do not attempt to peel the wound yourself.




 

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