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Everything You Need to Know About Burns

About


A burning sensation that occurs because of severe skin damage leading to the death of affected skin cells.


Every year, more than 10 million burn cases happen in India[1].


1. Lab tests and other treatments are conducted
2. Transferred to burn center for deep burns.


First-degree burns refer to red and non-blistered skin that heals within 7-10 days without a scar.
Second-degree burns are the ones that thicken the skin and take about three weeks to heal. And, third-degree burns refer to widespread thickening with a white and leathery appearance that heals with scars on the skin.


Symptoms


First-Degree Burns: It affects the top layer of skin leading to pain, redness, minor swelling or peeling of the skin.


Second-Degree Burns: Damage extends beyond the top layer of the skin leading to blister, sore and red skin.


Third-Degree Burns: Extends to every layer of the skin, damaging nerves and causing numbness.


Treatment


Self-care: First and second degree burns are treated at home till some extent with running water, and a sterile and clean cloth.


Medications: Pain relievers with salt might be prescribed by a doctor.


Specialists: Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors

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