Handling Of Peeling Burns In Children Aged 5 Years?
Night .. r nMy 5-year-old son was hit by a burn … doused with hot oil … I immediately took him to the hospital. Within 5 days after the water broke out on the skin then the skin peeled off and itched. The skin peeled off the dead skin on the wrist to the back of the hand making me worry. my question is whether the entire area of the palm will flake to the finger nails?
Good evening, thanks for the question
Bulls are sacs formed by fluid trapped under a thin layer of skin. Bull is a bubble that has a diameter of more than 0.5 cm. Bulls are formed in second-degree burns due to skin damage to reach part of the dermis layer.
Bulls that have broken apart then the top layer of skin will peel or have to be removed is called the debridement action, then it will leave a dermis layer of skin that looks pink. The peeling skin layer is only in locations where there were previously bulls. After that, antibiotic topical drugs such as Silver Sulfadiazine are given to prevent infection, then covered with sterile gauze that aims to absorb the exudate while maintaining the topical layer of medicine on the surface of the skin. It aims to trigger the re-formation of the epithelial layer of the skin, namely the outermost layer of skin as before.
The wound dressing replacement should be done routinely as much as 2x per day until it is time to control to the doctor to re-assess the wound healing process. Parents must ensure the cleanliness of the wound and be alert to signs of infection, such as pus, odor, wounds continue to wet and reddish. If this happens you should immediately consult a doctor.
So, hopefully it can be useful
Wassalam, Dr. Farah