Treat Burns That Are Still Wet?
Hello r nGood morning. doctor, I want to ask. One week ago my hand caught fire with Signal Flare (RedFlare). Because I knew there was a chemical, I immediately put my hand in the water for fear of infection and after that I immediately had my wound checked at the clinic for fear of something I didn’t want. Until there I was given medicine and ointment. thank god my wound has improved a little, but my wound is always wet. How do I make this wound dry quickly? how long does it take to restore to its original skin again? r nthank you;)
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Burns are sores that occur when the skin is exposed to intense heat. This wound can be caused by fire, electricity, hot temperatures such as a boiler filled with boiling water, sunlight, friction, chemicals, even very cold temperatures can cause burns.
When a burn occurs, the first thing that needs to be done is to keep the victim away from the source of the burn. Then cool the burn using normal temperature water for 20-30 minutes. Avoid using ice or iced water as this can make matters worse. Then remove any clothing or accessories that cover the burn, but if the object sticks to the wound, leave it alone.
In your case, what you do to immediately put your hand in the water and have the wound checked at the clinic is the right thing. As for wounds that remain wet, wound healing generally takes a variety of times, ranging from 2 weeks to more than 1 month. This depends on the extent of the burn and the severity of the burn itself. There are three degrees of burns, which you can find out more about by clicking this link. Not to mention that the healing is also influenced by your physical condition, whether you have blood sugar disease, or blood clotting disease and so on. So indeed, to know more precisely when your wound will heal, the one who can answer is the doctor who treats you.
What is clear, among the things you can do to help speed healing is to eat protein-rich foods such as milk, eggs, cheese, tempeh, seafood, soybeans, beef and chicken breast. In addition, you should routinely control your wound about once a week until your doctor declares your wound dry or doesn't need control anymore. Get well soon.
That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa