Burns are considered as the most common household injuries. You will not be feeling comfortable when you are suffering from a burn injury. Those who do household chores are the victims of burn injuries. Burns severeness is categorized into three types:
- First-degree burns
- Second-degree burns
- Third-degree burns
- Fourth-degree burns
First-degree burns are considered as less painful and not dangerous when compared with other types of burns. It is not the same with second-degree burns, because it can damage your deeper layers of the skin and can cause redness and blistering. People should take immediate action and consult their health care provider if they are suffering from a third-degree burn. It is considered a deep burn and has the capability of damaging all layers of your skin. Fourth-degree burns considered the most dangerous and it can affect your joints and bones. It requires immediate medical attention. Doing nothing and Neglecting this burn may lead to loss of your life. A fourth-degree burn is considered a severe type of burn and has the capability of damaging your bones and joints.
You can treat your burns by simply sitting at home. There are many medications and home remedies are available for you to treat your wound or the affected area. Following are the variety of ways to heal your burn fast.
Knowing Which type of Burn
You can take action on your burn based on the degree of your burn. It is not possible for you to treat all degrees of burn only first-degree burns and second-degree burns can manage to treat at home. Professional care is essential for the other types of burns i.e., third-degree burns and fourth-degree burns. We would also advise you to have a close look at how your burn is healing.
Pour cool water on the Affected Area
Poring cool water over burns helps you to calm your burn and will start the healing process. It will also reduce the severeness of the injury and prevents further damage to your skin. We would advise you to pour water on the affected area as soon as you are affected by the burn. You should keep your burn under the water for a minimum duration of fifteen to twenty minutes. Also, we would advise not to apply an ice pack over your burns and it can cause more damage to your skin.
Place a Wet and Clean Cloth on the affected area
To start the healing process quickly we would advise you to keep the affected area nice and cool. It will also reduce the effects of burn’s exposure to germs. Make sure the cloth sticks to your skin and it will speed up the process of the healing process.
Consult your Physician
We would you to have a word with your physician if your burn is related to third-degree or fourth-degree burn. It is not possible for you to treat your burn if the burn falls under the category of third- and fourth-degree burns. If you think the person is in danger due to third-degree and fourth-degree burns, then take him to the nearest hospital immediately. If your wound is becoming red and painful, in this case also you should require immediate medical attention.
Antibiotics are usually not included in the treatment of burns and your physician may recommend it to you due to other diseases or infections. There are chances of your burn may get infected and slow up the process of healing. That is why we would advise you to use antibiotics as prescribed by your physician and don’t stop using it in the middle of your treatment. It is better to have a word with your doctor if you are experiencing any side effects during the course of your treatment then your physician may change the dosage of your medication or switch you to other drugs.
Massage the Affected Area
Massaging your wound may give huge relief to you and your burn. We would advise you to use the prescribed lotion on your burnt skin. Using the lotion on the affected area may reduce your urge to itching the wound and make sure that you are using the lotion that is prescribed by your doctor only.
Vitamin E Capsules
You can take gel Vitamin E capsules to speed up your healing process. It has been observed in a study that consuming zinc and vitamin c along with the Vitamin E capsules resulted in quick wound healing. We would advise you to take your physician’s help before you would like to use it for your burnt skin.
Honey can be useful in the process of soothing the wound and start the healing process quickly. Honey has all the properties of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. It has the capability to heal a minor burn when applied topically. It has been observed in a study, that Honey can provide some clinical benefits to the person who is suffering from burns.
To prevent the infection, we would advise you to apply honey to a bandage, then place it on the affected area. Besides, to prevent the infection, it will also sterilize that area. However, more research has to be done to prove that honey can prevent the infection and reduce the intensity of the pain.
When the affected area has open blisters, we would advise you to apply antibiotic ointments and creams. It will prevent the spread of the infection in the wound and speed up your recovery process.
According to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, using plastic wrap is considered as one of the most effective home remedies to speed up the healing process. We would advise you to layer the sterile film on the affected area. It has been observed in a study that there is no sign of infection when plastic wrap applied to the affected area. It can also prevent the wound from spreading an infection to other parts of the skin.
To speed up your healing process, we would advise drinking at least eight glasses per day. It is not possible for you to deal with your burn if your body is dehydrated. If your urine color is still yellow, then increase your quantity of water.
Get Enough Sleep
Your healing process starts after you have gone to deep sleeping mode. We would advise you to sleep for eight to nine hours during your recovery period. Use a sleep mask and tell your family members and friends who regularly visit you not to disturb you while you are sleeping. You require growth hormone to heal your burn and your body can be able to accelerate that hormone only when you are in deep sleep. This growth hormone can fasten the process of healing.
You can recover in a short period if you are suffering from the first degree and second-degree burns. During the recovery period, you have to take care of your skin and make sure that you are keeping the affected area clean. We would advise you to have a word with your physician immediately if you suspect an infection. You don’t need to worry about your burnt heal, there are lots of home remedies and medications are available for you to treat your problem.