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New York : 7 keys to caring for a burn and avoiding a scar

New York :

Burns are delicate injuries that must be treated carefully to prevent its consequences from being very visible on our skin. As Cuídate Plus indicates, there are aspects to take into account when taking care of them.

For examplehow cold should be the water we use on the burn? Is it good that we pop the blisters left by the injury? With what to disinfect the lesions? These and other questions will be answered below.

1. Do not use very cold water

A widespread myth is that the water we use to treat the burn should be as cold as possible to offer the most adequate results. However, this is not desirable if we consider that burns can also occur from cold.

In this sense, it is important that the water we use is warm so that we do not expose our skin to the ravages of hot or cold water.

2. Do not spread butter or oil on the wound

None of these elements have curative properties for the case. They are often used to treat these injuries in the home space. Even, its use can be dangerous to the extent that fats retain heat.

3. Blow the burn when it is not serious

We can blow the burn as long as it’s not a injury that is very open or at significant risk of contamination. However, the dermatologist will always tend to indicate water as a better alternative.

4. Do not use alcohol or vinegar to disinfect the wound

Indeed, both alcohol and vinegar are substances that can disinfect, but its use to treat burns is contraindicated, at least for serious injuries, whose pain can be significantly increased by the use of these substances.

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It is recommended not to use oils or other liquids that may affect the progress of recovery. Source: Shutterstock

5. Don’t use toothpaste on the burn

The cooling effect provided by toothpaste lasts very little on the wound, and the paste can dirty and contaminate the wound. In addition, the application of toothpaste will make it difficult for the specialist to correctly evaluate the injury.

6. Pop blisters only in specific cases

Specialists often suggest that blisters only be burst when full and painful under stress. In this scenario, they should be emptied in a sterile (germ-free) way, but leaving the skin to cover the wound.

7. Use aloe vera only on minor burns

Although the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe vera are confirmed, it is not recommended to use them for severe burns, although yes it can be used without inconvenience in less serious and deep injuries.

All these keys should be useful to you in the scenario where you suffer a burn severe enough to warrant a treatment more specialized and complex to attend to the level of the wound.

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