The procedure of application of this ointment in different burned grades include as
In grade 1 burn, it affects only the outer layer of the skin, i.e. epidermis and some degrees of redness and inflammation is observed on the skin. Rinse the affected area with normal saline wash serum. Use burn pad or burn ointment for wound dressing once in every 12 hours, repeat this process until wound is completely heal. This type of burn heals between 3 to 5 days on an average.
In grade 2 burns which inflicts the epidermis and some part of derma, possibly blister is seen. Separate the blister from the affected area and rinse the affected area with normal saline serum. Apply 2 to 3 millimeter ointment on the special material and apply it on the affected area. Preferably to use burn pad on this wound dressing. In this type of burn, never apply the ointment directly on the affected area. If there is no blister on the affected area, the wound should be treated similar to grade 1 burn. In grade 2 burn, require wound dressing to be changed once every 24 hours. Should infection observed in the affected area, then the treatment must be done once in every 12 hours. An average duration treatment for this type of burn is between 10 to 15 days.
In the grade 3 burn, it involves all skin thickness i.e. epidermis and derma are damaged, the damage may even extend to the under skin tissues, similar to grade 2 burn, act on treatment and change the wound dressing once in every 24 hours until the infection is healed completely and the damaged tissues are restored. An average duration treatment for this type of burn is between 20 to 35 days.
Continue this process till the skin restore to its own natural color and condition. Apply the ointment on the skin daily for one month.
Recommendable points for the patient:
Daily bathing with baby shampoo and soft washcloth is recommended for grades 1 and 2 burns.
In the grade 3 burn, seven days after the first wound dressing with burn ointment is accomplished, bathing is allowed, repeat once in every two days.
Experiencing irritation on the burned affected area for about 5 to 10 minutes after applying the ointment is normal, which indicates the effectiveness of the ointment.
By applying slight pressure with warm soft washcloth around/on the severe pain affected area will help to reduce the pain and accelerates the healing process.
Consuming correct nutrition which includes protein, carbohydrate and fat existing in the diet are of crucial priorities to the burn patients’ coupling with treatment.
In grade 2 and 3 burns, treatment under supervision of wound expert is recommended.