Our expert says:
Dear Burn Victim
NO please don't put mercurochrome on it. If there is no pus in the wound, Get some Bactroban or silversalazine ointment, and paraffin gauze - put the ointment thickly on the wet area, put the paraffin gauze over it, then a wad of normal gauze and bandage it. Clean it daily with antiseptic - gently.
Infected burn wounds have a red angry area around the wound and a yellow thickish puss inside that does not rinse off (dead tissue). If this is the case, see if you can get Granuflex - it is a sticky plaster that you put on (it must be bigger by 1cm margin than the wound - sticky side on the wound) and you leave it on for 3 days - this removes the dead tissue and helps the wound to heal.
Otherwise go to a provincial hospital casualty department for treatment? Will be much cheaper?
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