Treating A Burn At Home
Bellmed offers medical supplies at competitive pricing. A first-degree burn is minor enough to not require going to the ER but you need to flush the area with cold water the second you burn yourself so that you can soothe the burn with the water at least. You need to apply a burn ointment or spray to ease the pain, using burn treatment. Ice on a burn, however, can cause frostbite. Your burn treatment cream from Bellmed can help you with the sensation of having burnt skin, which can occur while you are in the kitchen.
When to Call 911
To know when to call 911 means that you have to see black skin that is charred in the burn scenario. If there is blistering on the skin such as on your face, that’s when you call 911. When the burn covers most of the foot or hand, then you have to go to the ER. Destroyed skin can cause an infection at the burn site. Dehydration from burns can happen as can hypothermia or a loss of body heat. If you feel dizzy from the burn injury, or confusion for that matter, then you have to go to the ER. Other symptoms include weaknesses, fever or chills, shivering, and cold sweats.
How the Burn Heals?
While the burn is healing, you have to wear loose clothing. Over the counter pain remedies such as ibuprofen can be used to ease the pain of the burn. Bell Med offers burn treatment cream such as Burn Cream with Lidocaine in it. There is also first aid burn cream with aloe. The price for this sort of cream is available per unit ordered. To determine the severity of the burn, one has to triage the situation to see if it really does require more treatment than you have available.
Types of Burns
Burn types come in the format of 1st-degree, 2nd-degree and 3rd-degree, and 4th-degree. First-degree burns are about red skin without seeing blisters. Second-degree burns have blisters on it and the skin thickens, this is why you have to go to the ER for that kind of burn. Third-degree burns involve widespread thickness with a white, leather-like appearance. Fourth-degree burns are like third-degree burns with symptoms only that sort of burn is beyond the skin, becoming more about tendons and bones. For a fourth-degree burn, you can’t delay treatment at all.
How to Treat Burns?
Causes of burns include hot liquid from soup, coffee, or tea. Chemical burns, electrical burns, fires from matches, candles, and lighters, and burns can even come from excessive sun exposure. You need to see a doctor if the burn is on your face, or a body part including a joint, in particular with your knees, ankles, feet, spine, shoulder, elbow, or forearm. Home care for burns can include soaking the wound in cool water for five minutes or longer, taking ibuprofen for pain relief. Antibiotic ointment can mean that burn treatment needs to escalate if it is that bad. Good burn treatment cream is on the market everywhere. Remember, that ice can make burns worse, in particular using cotton balls, which can stick on the injury. Home remedies like butter and eggs can make burns worse, so don’t use that.