Treatment Of Burns That Are Still Painful?
In the morning, I got a wound on my leg from hot water. So chronologically, after I got hot water, I took it to the doctor, cleaned it there, given betadine and gentamicin ointment, then covered with a bandage, not given oral medication. Then 2 days after that the wound actually ran and peeled off the skin so that it looked red meat, came out fluid and was very painful. Then I cleaned it with alcohol u0026amp; the content of the betadine, now the skin has started to grow on the part of the meat but it’s thin u0026amp; the color is not the same as the original skin, also still feels pain u0026amp; hard to walk. My question is whether this wound can heal soon u0026amp; how should action be taken? Would you please reply u0026amp; thank you
Hello Mrs. Tantri! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
The main goal in treating burns is to accelerate healing and prevent infection. This treatment will depend on the extent and depth of the burns experienced. If you see dead skin tissue, usually the skin tissue is removed. In time, the skin will grow back if the wound is not too large. If the wound is large and there is a large amount of dead skin, it may be necessary to undergo surgery by a plastic surgeon for optimal healing. Drinking antibiotics is only given if there are signs of wound infection due to certain germs or an infection of the blood vessels. Drinking painkillers are given if the pain is unbearable. If you really feel the pain that bothers you at this time, you can buy over-the-counter painkillers. In your case, the peeling skin may be part of the skin that has died. The flesh that looks red is the tissue under the skin that is inflamed. This inflammatory process is important in healing. The discharge occurs because of the seepage of fluid from the blood vessels in the wound area. This is also part of the healing process.
Burns should not be cleaned with alcohol or solutions containing alcohol. Giving alcohol will make the pain worse and interfere with the process of forming new skin. The time to achieve healing depends on the depth of the burn and the presence of infection. Without infection, superficial burns usually heal quickly. In burns, the skin that initially forms usually has a different color than the original skin, can be darker, lighter, or even reddish in color. The scar will start to look the same as the surrounding skin over time. The time taken can vary greatly from person to person and can last up to 2 years. Since the area that is injured is the leg, of course you will have difficulty walking at first. Mothers should limit movement in these legs for a while. Change the bandage every day or if it starts to look dirty. If there is any peeling skin, do not try to remove it yourself as this may expand the wound. Note if there is bleeding, visible pus in the wound, or the area around the wound is swollen with redness. Immediately see a doctor if this happens. In order for wound healing to work properly, consume more protein, such as eggs, fish, chicken, or beef. Don't forget to drink enough water every day.
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