Effects When Bullae Are Not Resolved Burns?
, on Friday, September 28th, I suffered exhaust burns, what I saw was type 2 burns where bullae formed on the wound, initially it felt hot but about 2 hours later the heat disappeared. First I got the exhaust wound, I immediately flowed it with plain water, then I wiped it with a tissue, at first the wound was white and then blackened along with the appearance of bullae (a layer of soft water) 4 hours later. then I cleaned with water and treated with bioplacenton ointment. Until now, bullae are still there, what should I do now, my friend advised me to squeeze bullae because if you don’t squeeze it it will become permanent on the skin like meat. But I didn’t do it because I was afraid the wound would get worse. Please advise, ASAP
Hello, good night Safinatul Hujjah ..
Bullae is a term for bubbles that appear as a result of loosening of a part of the skin causing it to separate from the layer of skin underneath, usually this condition occurs after exposure to heat due to burns. Bullae have a function to protect the layers of skin that are exposed to heat trauma from infection. Thus, bullae due to burns should not be resolved. The act of breaking the bullae will increase the risk of infection of the skin, which can lead to worsening of the condition and longer healing time. If the bullae you are experiencing are very large in size and bother you very much, we recommend that you see a doctor, the doctor can suck up the fluid inside the blister using sterile equipment, so that the bullae are reduced in size but are protected from the risk of infection, because the skin is used for bullae. it can still cover and maintain the layers of skin underneath. The thing your friend told you that an unbreakable bull will stay (permanently) on the skin, this is not true. The bullae will eventually deflate on its own, and if it has deflated, the excess skin of the bullae will peel off by itself.
Apart from avoiding breaking the bullae yourself, other things you can do include: keeping the burns clean by regularly cleaning the wound using clean boiled water that has been given antiseptic, dry it first with gauze (not tissue or cotton, because there is a concern that it will stick to the wound. ), then apply ointment / cream / gel containing placenta extract to help speed healing and antibiotics such as neomycin sulfate to prevent infection. If the wound does not improve, or other complaints arise, such as the wound constantly getting wet, pain, swelling, fever, and so on, then immediately consult a doctor.
That's all, hope it helps ..