How To Treat Burn Scars On The Hands That Feel Itchy And Bumps Appear?
Hello,! I have a burn scar on my wrist from hot water about 2 weeks ago. The skin is peeling, now the color is white and quite wide but it is dry. Lately itchy, and lumps appear like being bitten by a mosquito but rather hard and like filled with yellow liquid. I felt itchy edges I accidentally scratched a little while sleeping and finally blushed, slightly visible spots like blood on his skin. I am afraid that the lump / swelling will be absent 🙁 and the itching is also sometimes difficult to resist. How should I treat / treat it?
Thank you for the question.
Burns cause skin cells to become damaged and die, and the damaged and dead skin will produce a protein called collagen which will repair the cells. Along with the healing process of the skin, scar tissue or scars will form. Some types of scarring will disappear in a matter of time, and some will be permanent. The scar tissue has a variety of shapes and colors, depending on the type and degree of the burn, and the following are the types of scarring due to burns:
Hypertrophic scarring: red, purplish, with elevation. Feels warm and itchy.
Contracture scarring: makes the skin, muscles and muscle tissue tight and difficult to move.
Keloid scarring: shiny elevations that tend to be skin-colored.
Here are the things you can do to overcome these scars:
Avoid scratching the wound because it will cause a secondary infection.
Allow the scars to dry and clean.
Apply silicone ointments or bio oil that can be purchased freely.
Squeeze and lightly wrap the scar to give light emphasis.
Contact your doctor for further therapy to minimize the appearance of scars, such as with corticosteroid injections or with laser therapy.
The time of healing of wounds and scars depends on the type of degree of burn. First-degree burns will disappear on their own in a matter of one week, second-degree burns will disappear on their own in a matter of 2-3 weeks and will provide scars / scar tissue that will disappear by itself, and third-degree burns take months. month or year to recover.
Hopefully this information can help and hopefully get well soon.