The Wound Was Doused With Hot Water And Then Red?

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This morning my lower thigh until my knee had been doused with presto water. I had a bubble but I broke it using a sterilized needle. Then I cleaned using nacl liquid. A runny skin that doesn’t tear, but turns red. Then I applied bioplasenton ointment, was the ointment enough to treat the red wound?

1 Answer:

Hello Amey,


Burns are tissue damage arising from heat trauma, including when scalded. There are various degrees of burns which are as follows:

1st degree
Only damage the outer portion of the skin (epidermis)
Cause: sunburn
Symptoms: the outer skin is red and feels hot / sore
Heal in 5-7 days, does not cause scars
Can be treated with over the counter burns medications


Degrees 2a and b
Regarding part (a) or whole (b) deeper skin part (dermis)
Cause: scalded, touched an iron, exposed to chemicals
Symptoms: red skin appearance, pain, there is a bulae (bubble filled with liquid) when broken, it appears the base of the skin is red or bloody
Can cause scars on the skin in the form of hyperpigmentation or scarring, heal for longer 10 days - 40 days depending on how deep the dermis is damaged
Need antibiotics, burn treatments with special dressings, if you need skin graft


3rd degree
Regarding all layers of the skin to the inside, connective tissue, muscle and even bone
Cause: burning fire, electric shock
Symptoms: the skin looks black - yellow (charred), severe pain or even pain is not felt when the entire nerve has been damaged
Long healing, can cause permanent tissue damage and scarring
Skin graft surgery is needed to repair the skin

The first treatment in the event of a burn at home is to drain the affected area with running tap water (can also be with 0.9% nacl solution if any) as much as possible and for 10-15 minutes. If bullae are formed it should not be solved at home because there is a risk of bacterial infection. Broad burns and degrees 2-3, regarding the face, neck, genitals and feet should the patient immediately taken to the nearest hospital or health facility.


Burn treatment usually depends on the degree of the burn. Bioplacenton gel is a topical drug that contains neomycin sulfate (antibiotics) and placental extracts. This medicine can be used for superficial 2nd degree burns. However, for deeper burns, treatment generally involves cleansing the wound with NaCl, savlon, betadine, covering the wound with an antibiotic gauze dressing, then using silver sulfadiazine ointment, which then burns the wound with a damp gauze and elastic bandage and allowed to stand for 3- 7 days to be evaluated later or opened sooner if there are signs of infection. Patients can also be given antibiotics and pain medication. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.

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