Our expert says:
Hi Ntsiki, thank you for the question and I am sorry to hear about your son’s burn accident.
Typically young children heal extremely well and we do not see any evidnace of the burn years later but good care needs to be taken:
The burn must not become infected during healing so antibiotic creams should be used
During the healing phase the most important ‘treatment’ is complete sun avoidance (gloves & hat) and a good SPF 50 or higher that contains zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. Your best approach would be to see a dermatologist who can examine the skin and give you the best advice on ensuring perfect healing and for the pigment to return to its natural colour.
I would not put any scar or burn creams at all and just let the natural skin healing to take effect which may be as long as 6 months to a year.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.