Burn Ointment That Dries On Burns?
, I smeared my burn with an ointment, after a while being given an ointment, the ointment that I smeared on my burns became dry in my burns, what should I do?
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Previously you need to know various degrees of burns. Burns consist of several degrees, including:
Grade 1: minor burns marked by redness in the burned skin area. Degree 2: divided into degrees 2a (superficial partial thickness) and degree 2b (deep partial thickness). This type of burn is characterized by redness of the skin to pink, very painful and can appear bubbles / bubbles filled with fluid. Grade 3: affects deeper areas of the skin, and causes extensive and severe damage. Marked with brownish / blackish skin, related to your question, you need to know in advance the degree of the burn you are experiencing and the type of ointment you are using.
Treatment of burns varies depending on the severity of the burns found. First degree burns generally do not require any treatment. It is recommended to wash the wound under running water for 15-20 minutes with plain water (not too cold). In second-degree burns, treatment can be done at home, namely by keeping the wound moist to stimulate the growth of new skin tissue. Wash the wound under running water and apply a burn ointment to moisturize the wound. After that, it can be closed or given dressing with gauze dressing or with a more modern method of wound closure, namely opsite, integra, xentograph, allograft, etc.
Burn ointments are generally moist, not dry. Because with humid conditions can stimulate the formation of new skin tissue and trigger healing faster. Therefore it is recommended to use the right ointment according to indications and prescriptions from the doctor directly.
If the ointment makes your burns dry, it's better to stop and consult the nearest doctor to get a prescription that suits your condition.
The use of antibiotic ointments can be considered if there is a high risk for infection in the burn area, especially in burns degrees 2 and 3. In addition, taking pain medication is highly recommended to help reduce the pain due to burns. Don't forget to consume enough fluids to avoid the risk of dehydration.
It is advisable to conduct further consultations with a plastic surgeon or the nearest general practitioner to get the right examination and treatment options.
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