Everything You Need to Know About Burns
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. 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.
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.
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