Immediate treatment of any wound is extremely important to lessen the chance of infection and scarring. It was once believed that keeping a wound uncovered, allowing it to get air, caused the wound to heal faster. Many studies since then have shown this is simply not the case. By allowing a wound to remain uncovered it gives it an increased chance of being exposed to bacteria and thus causing infection. Also when you allow a wound to scab over which comes from leaving it exposed. You are now at greater risk of leaving a visible scar behind.
1st and 2nd Degree Burns – This is when the 1 or 2 top layers of skin have been affected.
– Rinse in cool water (Not Cold) for 10 to 15 minutes. You can also immerse or soak the affected burn area in a bowl of cool water. Use a compress if water is not available.
– Apply an even layer of BurnDr with either a clean finger or sterile Q tip.
– Cover with a sterile bandage or wrap and check dressing 2-3 times daily. Apply more BurnDr as needed.
3rd Degree Burns
Immediately call 911 or visit an emergency room as soon as possible.
– Do NOT run under water.
– Cover the burn with a sterile compress or bandage making sure it will not leave lint in the wound.
– Do NOT apply BurnDr to the wound.