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Treating Minor Burns

A burn is skin tissue damage that can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as scalding from hot water, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or contact with flames, chemicals, or electricity.1 First-degree burns affect the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and are considered minor. Most minor burns will heal by themselves. Successful treatment at home usually relieves the symptoms and promotes healing of the affected area of skin.1,2

First Aid Antibacterial Spray Helps Skin Heal:

Formulated with a maximum strength pain reliever, an antiseptic to help prevent infection, and ingredients to moisturize the skin as it heals. The Dermoplast no-touch application offers:

  • Kills 99.99% of Germs to Prevent Infection
  • With maximum OTC pain reliever benzocaine, to numb pain and itching
  • Aloe and other ingredients to moisturize the skin
  • Safe and effective for children ages 2 and older

 

Dermoplast® for However Minor Burns Happen

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HOW TO CARE FOR A MINOR BURN

Burn treatment depends on the type of burn. For minor burns, treatment is focused on cooling the skin and then treating it with products that promote healing, prevent infection, and relieve pain.3

Here are some tips to start you on the healing process:

COOL THE BURN

by holding the burned area under cool, not cold, running water or apply a cool, wet cloth until the pain eases.3

ALLOW FOR SWELLING

by gently removing rings or other tight items quickly from the burned area. Inflammation is a natural response to injury.3,4

PROTECT ANY BLISTERS

as they are the natural way your body helps protect against infection. If a blister breaks, clean the area with water and a mild soap. Then gently apply an antibiotic ointment or use Dermoplast® First Aid Spray to protect the area from getting infected. Use products as directed.3

SOOTHE THE SKIN

after the burn cools down. Apply a lotion that contains aloe vera or a moisturizer to help prevent it from drying out. You can also apply Dermoplast First Aid Spray or Dermoplast Pain, Burn & Itch Spray for fast, cooling relief. Use as directed.3

COVER THE BURN

with a sterile gauze bandage to keep air off the burn. This will help to protect the skin and reduce pain. Be sure to wrap it loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin.1

RELIEVE THE PAIN

by taking an over-the-counter pain reliever during the healing process as they can help reduce the pain and swelling. Use as directed. Another option is applying a Dermoplast spray which offers the maximum OTC strength of Benzocaine to numb the pain, providing comforting relief of minor burns. Use as directed.3

Please see a doctor if you have a more serious burn such as one that covers a large area of the body, is deep, has been caused by chemicals or electricity or is a burn in your airway that causes you to have any difficulty breathing.1

References

1. Sunburn. Mayo Clinic Website. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sunburn/symptoms-causes/syc-20355922. Accessed March 2019.

2. Page EH. Sunburn. Merck Manual Professional Version Website. https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/dermatologic-disorders/reactions-to-sunlight/sunburn . Updated February 2018. Accessed March 2019.

3. 5 ways to treat a sunburn. Skin Cancer Foundation Website. https://www.skincancer.org/prevention/sunburn/five-ways-to-treat-a-sunburn . Published May 27, 2016. Accessed March 2019.