If you’re burned by heat, chemicals, or electricity, it’s crucial to seek burn treatment. Early intervention can reduce the risk of potentially serious side effects and minimize scarring. At Elite Wound Care, wound care specialist Wayne Rash, DPM, provides burn treatment using a variety of advanced dressings and biologics. To make an appointment, call the office in Sacramento, California, or book online today.
Burn treatment is a wound care subspecialty focused on burns and their associated side effects. A burn is a painful injury that damages your skin and the surrounding tissues. It occurs when you’re exposed to something hot, like electricity, chemicals, or an open flame.
Burns occur suddenly and often cause serious damage. Without early intervention and treatment, a burn may become infected, increasing your risk of gangrene or amputation.
At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash uses burn treatment to treat several types of burns, including:
First-degree burns damage only the top layer of skin. Usually, these burns cause redness, inflammation, and blisters.
Second-degree burns affect the top and lower layers of your skin (the dermis). Second-degree burns are more severe than first-degree burns and cause redness, swelling, and blistering.
Third-degree burns damage all three layers of skin, including your epidermis, dermis, and fat. These burns also destroy your sweat follicles, hair, and nerve endings, resulting in extensive scarring and skin that’s leathery in appearance.
Make an appointment at Elite Wound Care for burn treatment if you burn yourself while cooking, working, or using chemicals — especially if you experience symptoms like peeling skin, blisters, pain, or swelling. The sooner you receive burn treatment, the less likely you are to experience complications.
At Elite Wound Care, Dr. Rash tailors burn treatment to each individual’s medical history and needs. After a physical exam and a discussion of your symptoms, he might recommend:
Ultimately, the goal of burn treatment is to reduce the risk of infection and encourage your body’s natural healing process.
There are several things you can do to reduce the risk of a burn. Dr. Rash recommends wearing sunscreen outside, always testing the water before you get into the shower or bath, using the stove’s back burners as much as possible when cooking, and stocking your home with fire extinguishers.
To explore the benefits of burn treatment, make an appointment at Elite Wound Care by calling the office or booking online today.