Frequently Asked Questions on Burn Dressing

What is a Burn Dressing?
Burn Dressing provides fast, one-step relief for emergency first aid when someone has been burned. The dressing stops burn progression and cools the skin, relieves pain and protects against airborne contamination.

Burn Dressings are made with a scientifically formulated cooling gel and utilize medical-grade non-woven pads. They are non-adherent so they will not stick to burn injuries. The dressings are soaked in a water-based / water-soluble, bacteriostatic and biodegradable gel and sterilized to ensure a contamination-free atmosphere for emergency treatment of burns.
What are the types of Burns on which Burn Dressings can be applied?
Burns are classified into four categories:-
Superficial : Superficial burns affect the top layer of skin only. The skin looks red and is mildly painful. The top layer of skin may peel a day or so after the burn, but the underlying skin is healthy. It does not usually blister or scar. A good example is mild sunburn.

Partial thickness : Partial thickness burns cause deeper damage. The skin forms blisters and is painful. However, some of the deeper layer of skin (the dermis) is unharmed. This means the skin usually heals well, sometimes without scarring if the burn is not too extensive.

Full thickness : Full thickness burns damage all layers of skin. The skin is white or charred black. There may be little or no pain, as the nerve endings are destroyed. These often require skin grafting.

Electrical Burns : Electrical burns can cause damage inside the body even if there is little damage to the skin.
What are the features of Burn Dressings?
- Specialized burn put-up featuring
- Bacteria-killing approach
- Available in many sizes and forms
- Less likely to stick to wounds
What are the benefits of Burn Dressings?
• Ensures highest quality of gauze and maximum absorbency
• Maximizes patient comfort
• Convenient
• Aligns with clinical burn care need
How severe does a burn have to be to warrant immediate medical attention?
All burns should be treated with concern. If someone has a burn on his or her body exceeding the size of the palm of his or her own hand, where blisters are present, burns to genitalia, face or to any flexion point, this person should seek medical attention. All electrical burns require medical attention. Be sure to elevate the burned extremity above the level of the heart while waiting for medical attention.
What could be the precautions for burn care?
• Never use ice to cool the burn as ice can cause further damage to the skin.
• Never apply butter or ointment on the burns as this will prevent fast healing.
• Never try to treat severe burn or chemical burn or electrical burn at home. Sometimes serious injury can be caused inside the body due to electric burns which can not be seen on the skin.
• Never remove cloths from an open blister in severe burn and never apply cold water to severe burns as a person might go in shock.
• Never put a pillow under the person's head with an airway burn, as this can close the airway.
• Consult a specialist immediately if burn is extensive, severe, or due to chemicals or electricity and if a person has inhaled some smoke or shows signs of shock.