Thermal burns are among the most common and dangerous types of injuries. They entail serious consequences and even cause death. Damage occurs as a result of exposure to high temperatures on the tissues of the body, which leads to a violation of their functions.
The cause of thermal lesions of the skin becomes flames, burning objects, hot surfaces, steam, boiling liquids and many other factors. Their severity depends on the depth and area of the lesion. First aid in this type of injury should be provided quickly and correctly to prevent the aggravation of tissue damage.
Assistance provided immediately after receiving thermal burn, is of great importance. Correct actions minimize the consequences of injury and save the life of the victim. After all, thermal damage often causes shock. Infection quickly gets into the tissues in the damaged areas, other complications arise that can become fatal.
Often, others immediately begin to provide first aid to the victim, but for this they use the wrong methods. Here are the most common mistakes:
Such incorrect methods of first aid cause harm to the victim, increasing the depth and area of the lesion, and they also make it difficult to restore tissues.
Proper first aid for thermal burns plays a crucial role in saving lives and preventing complications. Its principles are as follows:
Now there are modern tools designed to provide emergency care for thermal burns. These include PANTESUN aerosol foam containing chitosan and dexpanthenol. It reduces pain, relieves irritation and redness in the area of damage, and also disinfects. This remedy also promotes accelerated healing of the skin.