If a burn bubble appears, it is important to know what to do in this case. After all, any wrong actions can lead to complications and infection. Use the following recommendations, which describe in detail how to handle the affected place, open the bubble and what to do if it has already burst. But first, be sure to read our article: What to do in case of a burn in order to properly provide first aid to the victim.
Bubble burn: what to do?
Bubbles occur with second-degree burns. Keep in mind that it is possible to treat them at home only when their area is no larger than the palm of an adult person. In all other cases, medical help is needed: it is possible that hospitalization will be required. It does not matter whether a sunburn, chemical or thermal burn was obtained: if it has a significant location, then a specialist cannot be dispensed with, otherwise serious complications cannot be avoided. There is also a high probability of serious cosmetic defects at the burn site.
When a blister appears after a burn in a child or adult, it is necessary to proceed as follows:
- If the blister burst after a burn, then its film should be carefully removed using tweezers, previously processed in hydrogen peroxide or alcohol. Then you need to apply on the fleece antiseptic solution. After that, wipe her the entire area of the burn. You can also use for this other means, which you can find in our article: How to handle a burn. Next you need to apply ointment. It must have a healing and antiseptic effect. A list of suitable drugs can be found in the article: How to smear a burn. Then it is important to bandage the affected area.
- The bubble after a burn does not always burst, and in this case it is important to prevent the onset of a purulent-necrotic stage: it can provoke complications. This requires piercing the blister from the burn. You can do it yourself. Before the procedure, the skin and the blister itself are treated with an antiseptic solution. Pierce the burn bladder with a sterile needle only. After this, it is necessary to remove with the help of a napkin all the liquid that will flow out of it, and then the film itself with tweezers. Then, a healing ointment is applied to the burn surface, and a wadding and bandage dressing is applied to it.
- When the healing process begins, it is necessary to prevent the skin from drying out, otherwise it will start to burst. It takes several times to treat the burn site with ointments. At this time, you can not wear a bandage to speed up the process of skin regeneration. It is important that the place of the burn does not come into contact with clothes or any objects (shoes, straps, etc.), otherwise it can injure the wound and lead to its infection. Once a day, it must be treated with 1% hydrocortisone ointment or other means that contain a number of antibiotics.
For second-degree burns, you will find the following tips helpful:
- When a blister from a burn appears, it is important not to delay its opening. After all, he sooner or later he will burst, but this may not happen at the right moment when the necessary means for treating the wound are not at hand. As a result, there is a risk of infection. In addition, the bubble provokes increased pain at the site of the burn, causing severe itching and redness.
- Early opening of the bladder will reduce the healing process to a few weeks. But here it is also important to properly treat.It can occur with the use of medicines and folk remedies. You will learn more about this in our article: How to treat a burn.
- Drugs used to treat a second-degree burn should not contain components that contribute to the formation of a greasy film, otherwise scars may appear at the wound site.
- Use all of the above recommendations to get rid of a blister and a second-degree burn. Approach this complex, then you save your health, accelerate the process of skin recovery and avoid the appearance of scars.
Please note that second-degree burns can cause complications. If you notice that when treating at home, wound healing takes a long time, pain and itching do not go away, then contact a specialist as soon as possible so that he can inspect and prescribe a more effective therapy.