Burns and cuts are common injuries that can happen to anyone. Burns and cuts have the potential to be very serious, so you need to know how they are treated. This article will explore Burns and cuts treatment, causes of Burns and cuts, symptoms of Burns and cuts. It also talks about prevention for Burns and cuts.
Dr. Naval Parikh has been practicing Burns and Cuts treatment for over 10 years with an experience of more than 100 cases which he has handled successfully. Dr. Naval Parikh has compiled everything you need to know about burns and cuts in this comprehensive guide.
What is Burns?
Burns are injuries that occur due to heat, radiation or other forms of energy. Burns can affect any part of the body and vary in severity depending on how much skin is affected by the burn. Burns damage the outer layer of your skin called the epidermis and can cause severe pain. Burns range in severity depending on how deeply they affect your tissues. Burns also vary based on their size, location, whether you receive treatment for them and if there is any risk of infection.
Types of Burns
Burns are classified into three types:
First-degree Burns affect only the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin). These Burns are usually red, swollen, and painful.
First-Degree Burns can be caused by heat from hot water or steam in a shower, touching something hotter than normal body temperature to your skin for even just a few seconds like when you spill very hot soup on yourself, or by sunlight.
Second-Degree Burns(partial thickness)
Second-degree Burns affect the epidermis and part of the dermis (the inner layer of skin). These Burns are usually red, swollen, blistered or have a leathery texture. They may be painful or painless depending on depth. Most second-degree burns heal within two to three weeks without treatment. Burns caused by chemicals or electricity fall under this category.
Third-Degree Burns(full thickness)
Third-degree Burns affect all layers of the skin and some tissues beneath it. These Burns are often charred, white or black with no pain because they have destroyed the nerves. The Burn may be dry due to loss of fluids from severe damage to blood vessels below the surface of the skin.
Causes of Burns
Burns can be caused by a wide range of triggers, including:
- Fire or flames.
- The heat from hot objects such as irons and curling tongs.
- Chemical substances.
Symptoms of Burns
Burns symptoms vary depending on the degree of burn and where it is located. Symptoms may include:
- Red, tender skin that feels like sunburn or a bad scalding (blistering).
- Painful, taut skin with no blisters (first-degree Burns).
- Blisters filled with fluid (second-degree Burns).
- Dry, leathery skin that is not painful (third-degree Burns).
When should I call the doctor?
Burns require medical attention when they cause severe pain or discomfort, resulting in second-degree burns, third-degree Burns, or affect the face, hands, feet and genitals.
As a patient of Dr. Naval Parikh, you will receive personalized care from his team who is dedicated to your comfort and well-being at each step in the process as they work with you on treatment options for Burns and cuts.
What are Cuts?
Cuts are a type of injury that involves the breaking or tearing of the skin. They often occur on parts of the body where there is little fat and muscle tissue to cushion deeper layers, such as hands, feet and head. Cuts may be minor with minimal bleeding but can sometimes cause serious damage to underlying tissues causing pain and other symptoms.
Causes of Cuts
Cuts can be caused by many things including:
- Objects with sharp edges, such as knives and glass bottles
- Burns from hot water or steam when the skin is quickly pulled away from the scalding liquid
Symptoms of Cuts
The symptoms depend on where you have been cut. They may include:
- Bleeding that may be heavy or barely noticeable.
- Burns, swelling and redness of the skin around the cut.
- Pain that may be severe or mild.
When should I call the doctor?
Call your doctor right away if you experience any of these symptoms after a cut:
- Uncontrolled bleeding, even if it is minor.
- Burns that are more severe than redness or mild stinging sensation around the area where you were cut.
- Swelling beyond what has been described above for the cut
- Warmth, redness or tenderness of the skin around the cut that gets worse instead of better.
- Significant pain in the area where you were cut after treatment is used to reduce any discomfort.
Burns and Cuts Treatment By Dr. Naval Parikh
Dr. Naval Parikh is the best Burns and cuts treatment provider in Deerfield Beach, Florida with more than a decade of experience.
His team ensures personalized care at every step in the process as they work to achieve your goals while keeping your personal preferences and lifestyle in mind. He has vast experience as Burns & Cuts Specialist.
Dr. Naval Parikh practices general dermatology with special expertise in Burns & cuts treatment, cosmetic facial surgery, hair restoration.
Why You Should Choose Dr. Naval Parikh?
1- Dr. Parikh ensures personal attention during your treatment process to help you achieve your goals while keeping your preferences in mind.
2- He has more than a decade of experience as a Burns & Cuts Specialist.
3- He is a board-certified Burns & cuts specialist.
4- He has been practicing Burns & cuts treatment for the last decade.
For more information, please contact:
Dr. Naval Parikh Clinic:
Address: 1 West Sample Road, Suite 201. Deerfield Beach, Florida. 33064.
Phone: (954) 782-3170