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What you need to know about Superficial Burns

About


First degree burns.


Superficial burns wound the first layer of the skin and are hence called first-degree burns.
They usually resolve within a couple of weeks.


First-degree burns can be caused by


- Exposure to fire
- Certain chemicals
- Contact with scalding liquids or hot metals
- Vehicle accidents
- Exposure to steam
- Radiation
- Kitchen accidents
- Excessive sun exposure
- Electrical malfunctions


Symptoms


People can experience:
- Red skin
- Pain
- Itching
- Swelling
- Skin peeling
- Dry skin
- Soreness in the region that got burnt
- Blisters
- Slight inflammation



Treatment


Self-Care: Place the burnt area into cold water, keep it covered with a non-stick bandage, clean the region with soap and water, and change the dressing often.


Medication: Aloe vera cream, antibiotic creams, and over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen can help.


Specialists: It is best to consult a medical practitioner if there are any indications of infection or blisters that do not heal in more than two weeks and severe scarring. mfine caters to different areas of health issues and the perfect course of treatment can be chosen according to your requirements.

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