Posted by: kabelo | 2009-08-31

Burning from boiled water

hi, i need to find out how long will it take if one has burning from boiled water from the kettle and what are the concequences therefore - will the skin get back to its normal condition and what can be done to treat this kind of burning. it appears to me that this burning may be Second degree burns(which involve injury to the full thickness with blisters.

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Hallo Kabelo
If the skin made blisters and is very red and sore, it is always better to let a doctor or clinic sister treat the wound. If you are not near a doctor or sister, you can clean the area with diluted antiseptic like Dettol or Savlon in luke warm water dribbled over the area (don't wipe) and then putting burnshield or silver sulfadiazine cream (not to be used in someone allergic to sulphas) thickly on the area and closing with clean paraffin gauze and bandage. Cream should be replaced at least once a day. Put the burnt area in a tub/bowl of luke warm water to soften the bandages before you remove it. You need to give painkillers as this can be very sore.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Lala | 2009-09-02

Hi Kabelo

You need to post your reply as a new question to Dr Bets otherwise she will overlook your question.

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Posted by: kabelo | 2009-09-02

tx Dr Bets for the reply, but what i also need to know is that will the burnt patient' s skin have effects (in other words, will there be burnt scars)after such treatment? and if so, what can it be treated with?

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