How To Clean Burns?

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noon, thanks for answering the previous question .. nI want to ask .. n how do I clean the burn properly .. exposed to water or not huh ?? nthank you ..

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Hello Jesslyn, thank you for asking the HealthReplies.com team.

Are you referring to HCL water as NaCl infusion? Because HCL water is hydrochloric acid water which is very hard and dangerous for the body.

Before explaining how to properly treat burns, what we need to know beforehand is the degree of the burn itself. Since you did not explain the burn symptoms you asked about, I will share the information in general.

The degree of burns is determined by how badly the layers of skin are damaged by the heat. There are 3 degrees of burns, namely:

1st degree burns: in these burns, the skin only looks reddish without blisters, feels so painful and hot. Can heal on its own without certain medical treatment. An example is burns from sunburn. Second degree burns: the skin looks red with blisters that sometimes contain fluid, swelling, blisters, and pain that is so annoying. For burns of this degree, medical treatment (without surgery) is needed so that the skin condition immediately improves and the pain can be slightly reduced. 3rd degree burns: at this degree, the skin appears blistered to the innermost layer of the skin, looks whitish with a burn on the edges, the pain is not felt, this is because the deepest layer of the skin, which contains various kinds of nerves and glands, is also scorched due to hot temperatures which is too extreme on the skin to the depth. Therefore medical treatment in the form of surgery is needed to repair / reconstruct damaged skin. From the information you have conveyed, it looks like the burns you ask about are about 1st or 2nd degree. For 1st or 2nd degree burns, treatment of burns at home that you can do is like:

flow the running water (tap water) with room temperature water / cool cold water (not ice water) right on the part of the body affected by the burn for about 10-15 minutes until the heat has subsided somewhat. Or use a towel that has been soaked in cold water and then compress it on the burn area for 5-15 minutes, provided it is not recommended to compress it frequently in order to avoid irritation. apply aloe vera gel which can make the skin feel cold and not inflamed, because in aloe vera there is an anti-inflammatory substance which is very good for burns. or you can apply a textured medication such as ointment (burnazine) to the burn area. Avoid irritants such as toothpaste, butter, egg white etc. for the first treatment of burns. If you choose to compress the wound with cool water or with NaCl liquid, then both are fine, you should choose one. If you only have plain water at home, you can use this, but if NaCl is available, then choosing NaCl to compress the wound is a better decision.

Hopefully a little explanation from me can answer. Thank you

dr. Ciptanti

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