'Burn' is a broader term than many think. Burns can be thermal (from extremes of heat or cold, fire steam or hot liquids), chemical (such as acid) or radiant (sunburn, X-rays or artificial ultraviolet rays from a tanning booth). Burns can be classified as First, Second and Third Degree. The burn's depth and the extent of tissue damage determine the classification.
First Degree Burns are the most shallow. They involve only the outer layer of skin which is the epidermis. These burns usually appear red and swollen. There is no blistering with first-degree burns and they usually heal within 3-6 days without permanent scarring.
Second Degree Burns extend into the middle layer of skin called the dermis. Blistering usually occurs with second-degree burns which are red in colour. However, a deep second-degree burn may appear white in colour and the blisters may ooze a clear fluid. They usually heal in 10-21 days but maybe associated with significant scarring.
Third Degree Burns involve all three layers of skin – the epidermis, dermis and fat layer – usually destroying the sweat glands, hair follicles and nerve endings. Because the nerves have been destroyed, these burns are not painful. No blisters develop. The appearance and symptoms of deep burns can worsen during the first hours or even days after the burn.
BEFORE (burn to arm) AFTER using Therapeutic Skin Cream
Before burns are treated, the burning agent must be stopped from inflicting further damage, e.g. fires are extinguished or clothing, especially if it is smouldering, is immediately removed. For superficial minor burns take note of the following:
"While making a cup of coffee I accidentally passed my arm over the spout of a boiling kettle. The resulting scald was extremely painful. I immediately ran cold water over the affected skin area and then applied a liberal amount of Nature's Gold Therapeutic Skin Cream.
Within 6 hours the pain had greatly diminished and the burn area was so noticeably less apparent that I could hardly believe it! I will highly recommend your product to everybody I know. It is the best thing to a miracle."
Geoff, New South Wales
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