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burn won't heal

Postby Guest Posts on Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:18 pm

On behalf of Monika:

I have a burn on my arm for two weeks now, from my hair straighteners. It doesn't seem to be healing. I keep putting creams on it but nothing seems to be drying it out. i'm afraid if i don't put cream on it'll scar worse. Am i ok to leave it without cream on it?
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Re: burn won't heal

Postby Mr Ioannis Goutos on Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:44 pm

Dear Monica,
Burns from hair straighteners tend to be deep due to the high temperature of the device and these injuries can take more than 2 weeks to heal up. I would strongly encourage you to seek advice from a professional specialising in burns to make sure you treat your injury in the best way possible. Depending on the size of the burn you might need a skin graft to get the best possible outcome in terms of scarring and prevent infection.
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Re: burn won't heal

Postby Dr Nisith Sheth on Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Dear Monica
I agree with Goutos - its best to seek professional help

There maybe many reasons why its slow to heal such as the site and depth of injury and secondary infection. Its important to make sure you are looking after the wound correctly. For example keeping wounds moist often leads to better wound healing and less scarring than allowing them to dry out as does protection from UV- but a professional should look at your wound to advise what's right in your case
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