Natural treatment of burns
HOW TO CURE BURNS
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR BURNS
Characteristics of burns
Burns are injuries caused by heat, chemicals, abrasion, electricity, radiation, solar radiation or hot objects.
Types of burns
According to its depth, burns are classified:
- First degree burns: These are produced in the epidermis or outer layer of skin. Their effects are milder and characterized because the skin becomes red, inflamed and painful. Skin usually needs 7 to 10 days for self-regeneration.
- Second degree burns: They also affect the lower layers of the skin. In addition to the above effects, they can cause blisters. They may produce scarring.
- Third degree burns: These are the worst because, besides affecting the entire skin, they also imply the tissues underneath it. They are responsible for large scars that prevent the regeneration of the skin and require skin grafting. Paradoxically, these type of burns produce less pain due to the destruction of the nerves that would have to report damage to the brain.
Burns classification degrees
Burns are classified as:
- Severe burns: they are those whose importance is such that they deserve special hospital care. They are considered very serious burns, for example:
Symptoms of burns
The main symptoms of burns are: Pain, redness, itching, black or white skin, the appearance of swollen or blistered areas, changes in tone of voice, dirty mucus, breathing problems, fever and, in severe cases, shock.
Causes of burns
The main causes of burns are:
- Heat burns. They are those produced by very high temperatures. Fire is the major causative agent of these burns. Very serious burns take place when clothing is stuck to the skin.
They can be generated by other causes such as dumping liquid on the body, hot flashes coming from electrical shorts circuits or high temperatures, contact with hot surfaces (hot kitchen utensils, heaters, stoves, etc.)., Firecrackers, starting pistols, etc.
This type of accidents is very common in young children when playing with matches or fireworks. Housewives have to face them many times with hot oil or food being cooked. They are also very common in the kitchen, caused by boiling water or hot milk spilling over the delicate skin of young children.
- Sunburns: Sunlight is responsible for usual burns. In most cases, they are simply superficial burns, causing redness. (More information about sunburn in the listing above)
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.