A Heat Burn is a wound caused by heat to your skin. Heat Burn rarely affects the cells below the skin like blood vessels or bones. Heat Burn may occur due to fire or from boiling water, melted liquid, and steam by in contact with something like or from a hot pan .Heat Burn are very common and children are at greater risk. Heat Burn severity depends upon the layers of skin which are being affected. Less severe burns can be treated using first aid and simple skin care treatments but severe injuries need special attention. Skin is a very sensitive part and special skin care should be done to avoid all this.
As we all know that skin is made up of three layers .So the damage done to the first layer(epidermis) is mostly less severe and is categorized as superficial .Second layer is dermis and when Heat Burn reaches that portion ,it is named as partial. Third layer of the skin is subcutaneous. Heat Burn which reaches up to this layer is very serious and may damage the hair follicles and in more severe cases it can damage the bone cells. For healing these severe injuries and wounds medical treatment is required. Even after it gets better, skin care should be maintained to avoid any problems in the future.
When the burn is partial or full then you must seek medical help. The doctor can easily diagnose whether the Heat Burn is partial or full. When the burn is serious don’t remove the clothes as it may be attached to burned area .Do not put it into cold water and monitor the pulse and heart beat of the patient.
When you have superficial burn, you can treat it at home. Remove the flame or steam or hot clothing. Then wash burned area with water .Don’t use ice because it can worsen the condition. Cover the burn with sterile and soft clothing and do not put pressure because it can further worsen the condition. Take any skin care ointment to relive the pain. Superficial burns can easily be treated using any skin care cream like aloe Vera cream.
Heat Burn can be very dangerous and often can be fatal. Special care should be taken in case of children. Adults should also be care while dealing with heated substances for skin care. Skin is a very sensitive part and special skin care should be maintained after the burn. Because if skin care is ignored, the burn can again irritate in the future.