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November 25, 2021

Burnshield®: The Different Types of Burns & How to Treat Them

Dentec is proud to now offer Burnshield® to our robust line of safety products and protective equipment. Burnshield® is an international go-to emergency burn care range of products that provide an immediate and effective method of treating burn injuries in the acute (emergency) phase. Burnshield® is a remarkable sterile line of burn gels and burn dressings for optimal emergency burn-care. For 30 years, Burnshield® Products have been an essential tool for emergency first responders and industrial and home first aid kits alike.

Burnshield®’s focus has remained on the emergency care for burns and how to treat it very quickly and effectively from whether you’re a qualified trauma nurse, a trauma doctor, or you’re a mom at home.

Types of Burns

There are five types of burns namely Thermal Burns, Chemical Burns, Electrical Burns, Friction Burns and Radiation Burns. All of them are treated in the same way. Thermal and chemical being the most visible, while electric and radiation are more internal with some external evidence. Definitions of them are as follows:

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns occur when you come in contact with something hot.

Typically, you will suffer a thermal burn when you touch:

  • Flames or fire
  • Hot, molten liquid or steam (referred to as a scald)
  • Hot objects, such as cooking pans, irons, or heated appliances

Treatment for thermal burns depends on the location and severity of the burn. For moderate to severe burns, you should immediately seek medical attention.

Then take these steps:

  • Put out any fire or flames and stop contact with the hot or heated source
  • Use Burnshield® Hydrogel or a Burnshield® Dressing to cool the burn and treat it. (If not available run under sterile water for 15-20min to cool the burned area. Do not use ice, as it may further damage the skin.
  • Do not remove parts of your skin or pop blisters as everything under the skin is sterile. Seek medical attention for further treatment

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