What are the mistakes one should avoid in case of a burn injury

What are the mistakes one should avoid in case of a burn injury

Accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. One simply can not prepare for it. One such incident is burning. The burn injury can happen anytime, Whether at home or outside. At times like these, it is important to know the right way to treat else your skin can be scarred forever. When somebody gets burned the instant thought is panic, therefore it paves the way for many mistakes. One must be careful with dealing with burn injuries. There are many myths and misconceptions related to the burn injuries. So, let’s get to know what are the mistakes one must avoid while treating a burn injury. (Also read: Body hacks to make your life better and simpler)

Not treating with water
It is really important to treat the burn injuries with cold water. Don’t hurry with the water treatment and use ample amount of water to soothe the affected area. It will control the burning sensation.

Popping the Blister
Many times the burns turn into blisters on the skin. It is important that you don’t pop the blister without a doctor’s advice. It can lead to infections. (Also read: What to do in case of wasp or bee sting immediately)

Using ice
This is a really common mistake that people make while treating the injury. The ice can lead to the tissue injury. So, simply use cool water, not the ice.

Touching the skin
After the burn, your skin really becomes vulnerable and susceptible to infection. So, it is important that you don’t touch the skin as it can lead to serious infection.

Applying the butter
Many people suggest that one should apply oil or butter to the burned area. It is a terrible way to deal with burn injuries. The butter and oil will trap the heat. It will hamper your healing.

Not seeking medical help
People think one can treat burn injuries at home itself. However, it is important that you seek medical help to know the magnitude of your injury and the right treatment for it.  (Also read: How to charge your phone without using electricity)

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