Posted by: Tori | 2010-03-21

Burn wounds

Hi doc! My boyfriend (24) suffered severe burn wounds from hot oil 3 weeks ago. He was in hospital for 2 and a half weeks. He has now at home with instructions to change bandages every day. He is developing small blood blisters on some of the burnt areas (he was burnt on his arms, hands and chest). Is this normal for burn wounds? What causes this? Also, how can we tell if the skin is healing? The doctor said he might still need skin grafts.

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A sign of healing will be the regrowth of skin into the lesions caused by the burns. The blood blisters might be caused by the rupture of small blood vessels that were damaged when he had the accident. It is important to consult your doctor with any development that may be of concern. His wounds has to be monitored closely to prevent infection.

Please remember to supplement his diet with a high dose of Vitamin C and E, as well as Zinc and Selenium. These anti-oxidants aids the recovery of burn wounds.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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