Because of a personal injury, you suffered major burns. You know you probably have a legal case against the at-fault party, but you must focus on recovery now. How should you treat your injuries?
Mayo Clinic explores treatment options for burns. Help the healing process so you can get back to your day-to-day life.
Various products and medications help heal burns. To protect your organs and prevent dehydration, your medical team could recommend IV fluids. Ultrasound mist therapy and other water-based treatments stimulate wounded tissue.
You may not have extreme enough burns for you to go to a burn unit. Instead, your doctor could prescribe burn creams and ointments, such as silver sulfadiazine and bacitracin. Both help close your wounds and keep them from becoming infected. Depending on your pain levels, you may need anti-anxiety and pain medications to manage your anxiety.
Occupational and physical therapy
Large burns and wounds that cover joints may require physical therapy. The exercises help keep your joints flexible and boost your physical coordination and muscle strength. If you have trouble with daily tasks, your medical team could recommend occupational therapy.
Skin grafts use skin to address deep burn scar tissue. You could need donor skin or pig skin temporarily. Stiff joints and burn scars may require reconstructive surgery.
Extensive burns and poorly nourished burn victims sometimes require feeding tubes. Medical professionals use breathing tubes to help burn victims with swollen and shut throats.
By learning about burn treatment options, you have a better idea of how to make a full recovery. Getting the facts also helps you build your case.