6 Mistakes to Avoid with Burn Wounds

“Burns are classified according to the severity. Some burns can be treated at home, and others need medical attention. It is important to know which home remedies are suitable, and also to recognize when to have a burn treated by a doctor, as complications can arise.”

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Whether they are caused by fire or scalding liquids, burn wounds are quite painful and need to be taken care of immediately. If the burns are very deep, they can lead to infections, breathing problems, low blood volume, scarring and low blood pressure, according to Mayo Clinic. When treating a burn at home, make sure not to make these six mistakes:

1. Not using water long enough

After you get a burn, it is important to run cool water over it. However, many people only tend to do this for a minute or two. If you want the water to help the wound, it is necessary to run it for 10 to 15 minutes. Mayo Clinic also recommends applying a damp, cool towel over the affected area…

Read more: https://www.advancedtissue.com/6-mistakes-to-avoid-with-burn-wounds/