Duration Of Healing Of Burns In Children?
, I want to ask my child aged 15 months … yesterday accidentally poured hot tea and all over his right hand, skin peeling from friction. ,, was taken to the clinic …. and last night my child was still fine “and do not feel pain … but after 2 days his hands started to swell … my son often cried out in pain … before I wanted to give bioplacenton ointment I bandaged his skin first using sterile gauze with warm water … then on his legs there were blisters that had been small and now it’s big ….. what kind of handling should I do ??
Good evening, thanks for the question
Burns are generally classified in degrees based on severity, namely:
1. Degree I: only affects the epidermal skin layer. Complaints in the form of reddish skin accompanied by pain.
2. Grade II: concerning all layers of the epidermis and upper layers of the dermis. Skin complaints in the form of reddish to rather white, painful, and formed resilient filled with large fluid.
3. Degree III: concerning the entire skin layer of the epidermis, dermis, to the lower layers of the skin. Symptoms include pale skin to black and can be accompanied by eskar without pain complaints.
Flaky skin accompanied by complaints of pain and fluid-filled fluid may be classified as superficial degree II burns. In grade II superficial burns the wound is smeared with an antibiotic ointment (bioplacenton or silver sulvadiazine), then wrapped with a sterile bandage and again wrapped with an elastic bandage. Previously the wound is cleaned first from dirt and dead skin tissue using sterile liquid (warm water or intravenous fluids).
The wound must then be closed to keep it clean and moist. A clean and moist wound environment is expected to trigger ideal conditions for epithelial growth in the wound healing process.
Bandage replacement is done routinely as much as 2x per day, then also do control to the doctor to re-examine the wound healing.
Associated with a fluid-filled fluid-forming complaint, if it tends to enlarge, action is needed to suck up the fluid in it and remove the overlying skin layer. This action should be carried out by a doctor or trained health staff. Then the wound will also be closed to prevent contamination.
Make sure that the cleanliness of the wound is maintained and watch for signs of infection such as pus, odor, the wound continues to get wet and reddish. If this happens you should immediately consult a doctor immediately.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah