Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Faheem Akhter | 2010-02-22

Q.

Advice on Burn wound not healing well

My 18 months elder daughter was burnt with boiling milk 45 days ago. She''s been dressed with Dermazine under a consultaions of Plastic Surgeon for 30-33 days but due to slow healing process some of wounds Dr. advised to dressed with Fuciicort Cream on daily basis. But the wounds still not healed yet. So please adviec accordingly or suggest any blood exemination is needed.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

You are correct that your little daughter's burns have taken a very long time to heal. It is important to be sure that no infection is present in the wound.A wound swab should be taken and sent to the path lab for culture. It would be best to have her wounds dressed and the culture taken in a special surgical unit as an outpatient. Most hospitals both state and private have these units.

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Posted by: Anon | 2010-02-22

I have a sister who burnt with boiling water, the doc covered her in some sort of bees wax/ honey sort of plaster, you keep it on for a few days in a row wihout taking it off, my sister heald perfectly and today she does not even have any sighn that she was burnt what so ever. If you could ask the doc about it maybe he knows the name.

Stongs

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