Burns are a dangerous damage to the epidermis due to thermal, chemical, electrical and radiation exposure. The severity of the burn depends on the depth and area of the lesion. The longer the contact lasts, the worse the burn will be. It is important to know that blisters that appear after a burn signal deep damage to the skin and require serious and careful treatment.
In the event of a blister after a burn, you need to understand that this is a sign of deep skin lesions. It will take much longer for the epidermis to completely heal than with a first-degree burn.
Why does a blister appear?
A blister after a burn appears due to damage to the epithelium - the layer of skin to the growth layer. Thus, healing occurs due to the complex regeneration of the remaining part of the growth layer. Single or multiple blisters occur immediately or several hours after the burn. Redness, burning, pain and itching appear in the affected area. The blister contains plasma, the liquid portion of blood that has seeped through small dilated blood vessels. It is a clear liquid that becomes cloudy over time. It is this accumulation of plasma that exfoliates the stratum corneum of the skin.
With proper treatment, if there is no infection and inflammation, the contents of the blister will dissolve, the old layer of skin will dry out and separate, and a new layer will form under it. Opening burn blisters is dangerous, as it increases the risk of infection and scarring. An opened burn requires more careful care in order to disinfect, enhance regeneration, and prevent overdrying of the wound surface. This way, the burn will heal better if the blister is not opened.
What burns are dangerous
Danger to health, life and appearance are burns of the second degree and above, covering more than 10% of the skin, any burns of the face, perineum and in newborns, as well as suppuration of the blister. In this case, symptoms of sepsis appear, and the healing of such a blister is significantly delayed and the likelihood of scarring increases. It is necessary to see a doctor to prevent complications.
Basically, the principles and drugs for treating blister after a burn can be used at home. However, in case of infection or extensive skin lesions, surgery may be required.
Therefore, for more effective treatment, in case of a severe burn, immediately consult a doctor. So you can avoid various unpleasant consequences associated with the occurrence of skin lesions after a burn.
Usually, for the treatment of a slight household burn due to touching a hot surface, there are enough folk methods - cold water or putting a finger on the earlobe.