Treat Burns With Aloe Vera?
Good night. I want to ask 2 days ago my back was scalded. But the affected form only a circle that is not too big. When I come into contact with my skin I have formed bubbles. But when it was immediately wiped with a wet towel with my sister but the bubble burst. And the color of the skin that burst bubbles is white because it has the biggest wound. After being wiped with a wet towel, my sister gave me Aloe vera. During the day several times. But today the color of the skin turns red. And not dry yet. Is that because of clothing friction huh. Because the other wounds are already rather dry. Is it still reasonable. And can I use only aloe vera until the wound is dry. Please advise. Thanks.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Burns are injuries that are formed by objects that produce heat, such as fire, hot steam, hot water, exposure to sunlight, electric shock and certain chemicals. There are various degrees of burns according to severity, and from each degree, the treatment will be different.
For first degree burns, this is usually obtained when a person basks for too long in the sun. His body will become red and painful or painful, but other than that there are no signs whatsoever. This condition can be treated alone at home and can subside by itself. For the second degree, the damage is deeper and usually has caused abnormalities in the form of bullae or bubbles filled with water. In this condition, the first treatment for burns at home may be done but if it still continues, it should be checked by a doctor. While in the third degree, besides appearing bullae, deeper parts of the body such as fat and muscles have opened, there are parts that are scorched or blackened, and blood vessels and nerves are also damaged. Handling must be by the doctor as soon as possible.
In your case, what you are experiencing may be second degree, and the initial treatment is quite appropriate. It's just better if it's not wiped from the start, but flowed with cold water for 10-20 minutes until the pain subsides, or compressed with a towel that has been soaked in cold water for 5-15 minutes. Giving Aloe Vera, especially natural ones directly from plants, is considered quite effective in dealing with wounds. In addition to aloe vera, honey can also be applied on, although for this, further research is needed. What is clear, do not apply toothpaste, oil, egg whites, butter and so on because it can actually aggravate the situation.
Then our advice, as we have stated above, because your condition does not improve, you should immediately consult a doctor to get further tests. Meanwhile, wear clothes that are loose because they are right, skin friction with clothing can make wounds more difficult to heal. In addition, multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, yogurt, tempeh, chicken breast and seafood to help repair tissue. So, hopefully answering your question.