What is the burn
Burn is skin damage that occurs at high temperatures, ultraviolet radiation, when exposed to radiation, hot liquids, steam, fire, explosive liquids and gases, chemicals or electricity.
Minor burns heal by themselves and require no treatment. More serious injuries require hospitalization and medical intervention to prevent infection, pain shock and death.
What are the burns
Burns are of three types: first, second and third degree. Burns of the first degree is a superficial skin burns, damage to the top layer of the skin. They do not require serious treatment as minor. But even first degree burns are extremely large and painful.
Second-degree burns affect the top two layers of skin. Third-degree burns are damage to the three layers of the skin. The higher the degree the burn, the more you will need time for healing.
How long to heal burns of different degrees
First degree burns can heal up to 20 days. Healing time depends on the damaged area. Longer heal wounds from burns on the face, hands, feet and groin. During healing, the skin may peel off the damaged skin.
To accelerate the healing of burns first degree will help the medicine prescribed by the doctor.
Wounds from second degree burns heal longer, usually from 10 days to three weeks, provided that the affected person receive necessary medical assistance. If the wound is developing an infection, it will take time to heal.
A second-degree burn can be obtained by skin damage from corrosive agents that are found in some chemical cleaners. This burn will heal for 2.5 weeks. In this case, the skin blisters, the wound will get wet. In some cases, it is not excluded the appearance of scars.
Sunburn second degree also it takes about two weeks. It is important not to contaminate it with cream, which at the second degree burn cannot be used. The process of wound healing can be accelerated, using hand sanitizer and eating healthy food, which will help the tissues recover faster.
Electrical burns can damage the skin, but they can harm the internal organs.
At the time of wound healing from a burn is also influenced by depth and area of damage. After healing the skin will maintain the sensitivity to sunlight. To heal such a burn help supplements: zinc and vitamins C and E. the Process of healing will accelerate the contact of damaged skin with air, it is also necessary to follow the doctor's recommendations.
The period of wound healing from third-degree burns ranging from 6 weeks to a year. It depends on how healthy the victim is, and how serious the burn is. The wound from such a burn heal only at the edges, and in this case do a skin graft. With healthy areas of the body removes a thin layer of the skin and transplanted it on the damaged areas.