Hi there ~
I understand your concerns. There are three levels of burns:
· First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin. They cause pain, redness, and swelling.
· Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of skin. They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.
· Third-degree burns extend into deeper tissues. They cause white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
Cover the affected area with, aloe vera
gel/cream or an antibiotic cream, (non oil based). If necessary use a non-stick sterile gauze bandage (wrapped loosely) to prevent infection. To help relieve pain, take an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as ibuprofen
(Motrin, Advil, etc.) naproxen
(Aleve) or acetaminophen
) or aspirin
. Do not give aspirin to children or teenagers. Minor burns should be watched for any evidence of infection, such as redness, fever, swelling, oozing or increased pain. If you notice that an infection has developed, get medical attention. There may be some pigment changes in the affected area. Most minor burns usually heal on their own without any major complications. To keep from scaring keep the burn moist at all times with lotion or gel and keep bandage. Do not let the burn dry out or scab over.Keep this way until well heal. This will keep the scaring down. Blisters should not be broken. By breaking blisters, you can cause a greater chance of infection. When treating burns, it is not recommended to use ice. Applying ice directly on the burned area can further damage the skin or can cause frost bite
With the above recommendations you should be able to help your burn site heal. I also think that you have a better chance of having a better recovery if you start seeing your doctor as soon as you can, and as frequently as you can.
I hope this helps. Take care and have a lovely day!