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Blister: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Blisters are bubble like structures on the surface of the skin. They are small raised areas filled with body fluid like pus, blood, plasma, serum or lymph. Blisters are caused due to burning, freezing, chemical exposure, infection or forceful rubbing. Poorly fitting shoes are the most common reason for their occurrence. They can occur in any part of the body but are mostly seen in toes or under foot areas. Blisters are not generally known to cause any harm but in some cases, they may represent disease processes. Most blisters heal naturally. You can go for treatments and medications if they become too painful.

How is the treatment done?

Some home remedies and over the counter medications can help you in getting rid of them. A blister must not be popped unless medically necessary. Avoid rubbing the blister. A blister plaster is an over the counter protection for your blister. It is a band aid like product that will cover your blister as well as provide cushioning to it. It will keep your blister safe from dirt, water and germs. A blister plaster will also help in relieving the pain you are going through thus, speeding up the process of recovery. Applying the blister plaster as soon as you see any signs of a developing blister will help in achieving your results sooner. Do not remove it until it comes off on its own. You must keep patience while using one because it will take a few days to show results. If the condition persists or your blisters start reddening or bleeding, you must consult a dermatologist as it could be a sign of some skin disease.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you experience bubble like structures on the surface of your skin especially foot and toes, you must treat it before it becomes anything serious.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

Slight redness, pain or swelling after wearing a pair of poorly fitting shoes is not necessarily blisters. These uncomfortable conditions can be gotten rid off with some foot massage and applying a hot pack.

Are there any side effects?

Blister plaster may cause a little itching in your skin when removed. Other than this, blister treatments are not known to cause any side effects.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

Do not puncture the blister on your own. If it bursts accidently, do not pull off the outer layer of the skin. Keep your skin clean and your blister covered from all the dirt and germs in the environment.

How long does it take to recover?

A blister generally heals in a week or two depending on its severity.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

A pack of blister plasters may cost around ₹800. If you consult a doctor, it may cost between ₹400 and ₹800.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

Blisters may occur again if the same conditions are present.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are no alternatives to the treatment. You can just avoid getting blisters by taking care of your feet and adopting a few habits like applying foot cream regularly, wearing comfortable and well fitted shoes and keeping your feet, socks and shoes dry.

Safety: Condition Effectiveness: High Timeliness: High Relative Risk: High Side Effects: Very Low Time For Recovery: High Price Range:

Rs 400 - Rs 800

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Papular Urticaria - 10 Ways It Can Be Treated!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pune
Papular Urticaria - 10 Ways It Can Be Treated!

Papular urticaria is a very common reaction to insect bites. It is more commonly seen in youngsters than in grown-ups. Spots with itchy red bumps of 0.2 to 2 cm in width may appear every few days during the summer or autumn months. In some cases, each spot builds up a blister that usually contains liquid.

Despite the fact that the general frequency rate is unknown, papular urticaria has a tendency to occur during spring and summer months. Common symptoms of urticaria can differ from person to person, and as a rule, they tend to create blood red, raised spots on the pores and skin. It creates a bothersome skin sensitivity that may include tiny bumps. Here are a few ways through which you can treat the disease:

  1. Antihistamine: Take an antihistamine solution to lessen the tingling sensation and swelling. Antihistamines that could help in frosty hives are claritin, zyrtec, cyproheptadine, doxepin, ketotifen.
  2. Herbal teas: Herbal teas are additionally very effective in treating papular urticaria. The best home-grown teas to take are parsley or peppermint. These home-grown cures can mitigate the irritation and redness from the skin disease.
  3. Peppermint oilPeppermint oil is best taken orally, as it gives quick relief from papular urticaria.
  4. Staying away from certain foods: Staying from foods that could trigger the disease is important. It is essential that you know about the kinds of foods that could trigger the skin condition. Make a note of the ones you doubt and which ones are causing discomfort to your skin. Also, you can go through 31 food allergy tests to know which ingredients you are allergic to.
  5. Table salt and water: Simply blend table salt with water and drink the mix. This could reduce the skin issue and give it some relief.
  6. Hot and cold packs: Hot and cold packs can help in treating papular urticaria if you apply it on a daily basis to the influenced areas of your skin. Ensure that you use clean towels. It would be better in case you can wash up to lighten the irritation and uneasiness brought on by the skin problem.
  7. Water with turmeric powder: Another simple and straightforward home remedy is mixing water with turmeric powder. Drink a glass of this solution once every day until the side effects begin to vanish.
  8. Essential oils: One of the most famous and successful oils to treat this skin issue is chamomile. Apply the oil to the affected skin range and the irritation and redness of your skin will be at ease.
  9. Topical steroids: Topical steroids in the form of a cream is a prescribed treatment that is instantly beneficial for the influenced skin and when the lesions tend to develop.
  10. Topical soothing agent: Calamine salves and other topical calming lotions are useful in diminishing the irritation. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Radiofrequency (RF) - A Novel Approach To Skin Rejuvenation & Skin Tightening!

Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine, MBBS
Cosmetic Physician, Delhi
Radiofrequency (RF) - A Novel Approach To Skin Rejuvenation & Skin Tightening!

As the aging population in our society continues to grow, new technologies and procedures promising a more youthful appearance are continuously sought. The utilization of radiofrequency technology remains a novel method for the treatment of many aesthetic and medical dermatological indications. Innovative applications are constantly identified, expanding treatment options for various patient concerns including aging of the hands, cellulite, non-invasive lipolysis, and postpartum skin laxity. Non-invasive treatments are ideal for busy patients seeking minimal recovery time and so called lunch-time procedures. Furthermore, new developments in treatment devices enhance efficacy while decreasing patient discomfort. 

What is RF treatment? 

Based on the scientific term Radiofrequency (RF), radiofrequency treatment is a non-surgical means of “reshaping” the body and the face from beneath the superficial layer of the skin. This method uses sophisticated devices specifically designed to treat men and women’s most common skin aging problems like wrinkles, excess fatty tissues, or cellulite. The method utilizes radiofrequency waves which is, basically, heat energy meant for tissue remodelling and production of elastin and new collagen.

Unlike invasive procedures which primarily affect the most superficial layers of the skin, the resulting heat of the Radiofrequency treatment works mainly on the deepest layer of the skin, the dermis, without affecting the upper layers that are above it such as the epidermis.

As heat is a stimulation that promotes contraction of the underlying tissues, especially at the dermis level, soft tissues found within that area of the body compress, realign, and even produce new collagen, a process that normally takes many months to complete. With healthy new collagen present from the deepest level of the skin, exposing such soft tissues to further Radiofrequency waves help sculpt and tighten those tissues into a more youthful and elastic surface. 

Benefits of RF treatment 

By now, you may already have an idea on how an RF treatment works with regards to aging problems common to both men and women. But how exactly does anyone experiencing treatment via RF benefits from it? Following are the benefits of RF treatment. 

  1. Diminishes or Removes Cellulite 
  2. Reduction of Body Fats 
  3. Tightening of the Skin/Anti-aging 
  4. Post-operative Liposuction Smoothing 
  5. Contour Reshaping 

Risks of RF treatment 

While the discovery of the Radiofrequency treatment is one of the best things to happen for the skincare industry, it is not perfect. In fact, the treatment itself has its own risks which may be experienced by some clients who undergo this type of medical procedure. 

Common side effects of RF treatment include: 

  1. Redness on the skin 
  2. Mild swelling 
  3. Over sensitivity of treated area 
  4. Sinking in of treated area 
  5. Blistering/bruising 

Who can NOT avail RF for skin tightening? 

Basically, anyone can avail of this form of treatment with a few exceptions such as pregnant or breast-feeding mothers and those with serious heart diseases or patients with pacemakers. 

Why should you Choose RF skin rejuvenation

If you are looking for a safe, painless and a non-surgical form of treatment for skin tightening, then Radiofrequency is the way to go. The procedure does not involve surgery, re-positioning or cutting. In Radiofrequency treatment, the skin tightens due to the introduction of radio frequency energy into the skin. The process generates moderate electrical currents that cause a contraction of the collagen and reshape it, which results in the tightening of the skin. This treatment effectively tightens the dermis as well as the epidermis, while ensuring that your skin remains undamaged. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cosmetic surgeon.

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Contact Dermatitis - 3 Common Types You Must Know!

MD, Ex Sr Dermatologist AIIMS New Delhi
Dermatologist, Delhi
Contact Dermatitis - 3 Common Types You Must Know!

The condition which occurs on exposure to foreign substances and causes the skin to become red, itchy and inflamed is known as contact dermatitis. It is commonly known as a rash. Although most of the reactions to contact dermatitis are not serious, they can be very irritating till the itching subsides. The causes of contact dermatitis are usually case specific; they vary according to the different types of this disease.

The types of contact dermatitis are:

  1. Allergic contact dermatitis: This condition occurs when an allergic reaction is developed after exposure to foreign substances. The reaction occurs with a release of inflammatory chemicals that causes the skin to become irritated and itchy. If a person has eczema, he or she can suffer from this kind of rash. Causes of allergic contact dermatitis include:
    • Latex gloves
    • Poison Oak
    • Jewellery (gold or nickel)
    • Perfumes and chemicals in skincare and cosmetic products
  2. Irritant contact dermatitis: Contact between the skin and a toxic material causes Irritant contact dermatitis. They can be sub divided into two categories, namely chemical irritants and physical irritants. Some of the toxic substances that cause this condition include battery acid, drain cleaners, detergents, kerosene, pepper spray and bleach. The physical causes of Irritant contact dermatitis include low humidity from air conditioning, a variety of plants and so on so forth. The condition tends to become more painful, rather than itchy.
  3. Photo-contact dermatitis: This is a very uncommon type of contact dermatitis which is caused due to the exposure of some active ingredients in sunscreen to sunlight. When sunlight is not present, the sensitive chemicals in the substances are not harmful.

Symptoms 
Symptoms of contact dermatitis depend upon the causes of this condition. The symptoms of allergic contact dermatitis are:

  1. Dry or oozing blisters
  2. Dry, flaky and scaly skin
  3. Redness of the skin
  4. Extreme itching
  5. Burning of the skin with or without sores
  6. Leathery or dark appearance of the skin
  7. Hives
  8. Swelling, particularly on the face, in your eyes or groin regions

Symptoms of Irritant Contact dermatitis can be slightly different. They include:

  1. Blistering
  2. Swelling
  3. Cracking due to extreme dryness
  4. Ulcerations
  5. Stiff or tightened skin
  6. Open sores that form crusts 

    If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.

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Breast Lumps - How Can They Be Treated?

MBBS, MD
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Breast Lumps - How Can They Be Treated?

A breast lump is an enlargement, swell, protuberance or a bump that is different than the breast tissue surrounding it. Breast lumps can appear in men as well as women and they can be benign or malignant. Causes of benign breast lumps are as follows:

  1. Fibroadenosis: Also known as Fibro-cystic breast disease, it is a benign condition that affects the breast. It may affect either of the breasts or both. One of the major symptoms of Fibroadenosis is a breast lump. Usually, the lumpiness disappears after the menstrual cycle is over. Fibroadenosis occurs because the breast tissue doesn’t respond well to the hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle.
  2. Fibroadenomas: Fibroadenomas occur because of abnormal response to the hormone oestrogen. The lumps are usually well formed and round, around the milk ducts of the breast. Breast lumps due to Fibroadenomas are called breast mice, because they move around the breast. In some cases, they disappear and in some, they tend enlarge during pregnancy.

Other benign causes of breast lumps are breast abscesses, breast cysts, lipoma (lump of fat), mastitis (infection in the breast tissues), fat necrosis (another name for breast lumps) and intraductal papilloma (benign tumour of the milk ducts in the breast). A breast lump that is firm, well defined and doesn’t move around, i.e. it doesn’t disappear after your period or pregnancy, may be a result of breast cancer.

Treatment of breast lumps
The treatment of a breast lump depends on its cause. Benign breast lumps usually disappear over time. Otherwise following treatments can be considered as per the doctor’s discretion-

  1. Medication: If the breast lumps are painful or increase over time, it is advisable to take medication.
  2. Limiting the amount of fat in the diet or wearing well fitting bras also reduces the amount of pain due to breast lumps.
  3. Certain types of breast lumps are filled with fluid or pus. This fluid can be drained through a procedure called aspiration or drainage.
  4. A radical way to treat a breast lump is surgery. Many a times, these lumps get bigger and painful and the most effective way to deal with it is to remove it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.
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C-Section - Tips to Help You Recover From It

DGO, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Pune
C-Section - Tips to Help You Recover From It

Delivering a baby is a painful, but also a pleasurable moment for the mother. But if the delivery is done through a C-section surgery or what is more commonly termed as Caesarean delivery, the pain is not felt during the actual delivery since the woman in under anaesthesia. However, the real challenge is to recover from the operation. The first week is particularly critical. Here are some things you can do to manage it with less discomfort:

  1. The first few hours, naturally, you will be under close observation till you fully regain conscience if it was a general anaesthesia. If only the lower portion was numbed for the surgery, then also the feelings in the legs etc. will return within a few hours.
  2. You will start breastfeeding you baby; wear comfortable clothes so that you can feed the baby without any discomfort. If this is the first experience, learn things that you need to know through books or from friends and relatives who would have had a C-section earlier.
  3. You may feel more comfortable in a recliner than a flat bed. Most hospitals should be able to provide you one.
  4. You might be better off with a heater pad of your own, since your back may be aching considerably and bringing down the pain is essential.
  5. Wearing a binder around your tummy is another suggestion given by many women who have had a C-section delivery; besides helping with easing the pain, it also prevents the tummy from bulging, which you would want to avoid.
  6. Follow the obstetrician’s advice on having a shower and also on resuming some of your physical activities without hurting the stitches or the sutures.
  7. By Day 3, you should be able to resume eating your normal diet; in many cases, it could be earlier than that.
  8. Do take care to avoid lifting anything heavy. The heaviest object you can lift is your baby. Make your husband or any other person to help you through this period to avoid any complications later.
  9. How about medicines? If you are already on any kind of medication and if you had stopped any of them due to the surgical procedure, check with the doctor and resume taking the medicines.
  10. Keep a close watch on the food you eat, particularly since you will also be nursing your baby. Don’t hesitate to consult the doctor on things you may be fond of, but have to avoid in order to protect the kid from being affected in any way.

Pregnancy and delivery are some of the happiest moments in any mother’s life; so remain cheerful throughout and enjoy the moments. If the delivery has been done through C-section, some of these extra precautions are to be observed to make it easy for yourself to recover fast. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I'm 20 years old I have boil near lips (from lips to cheek) It's approximately 1.5 inch. I tried to wash this with savlon Now it's condition is worse than before I'm taking medicines but still nothing has been changed How long will it take to recover? (My exam is going to be started from 17 Dec, I want to get rid of this as soon as possible)

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
You are suffering from bacterial folliculitis. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Well I am suffering from low back pain. And I have l5s1 disc bulge. Of 13 mm, what should I do. I have pain there. And sometimes the pain radiate in the legs. Should I take supplements or ozone therapy? As recommended by my pain specialist.

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Dear Lybrate user, You have not mentioned if the pain is of sudden onset or chronic pain. Since you are very young proper care of the back including ergonomic advice ,regular exercises, vitamin supplements like B12 and D3 will help a lot (if you don't have any neurological problem due to disc),

I am having skin rashes on the skin. And very small bumps has formed on stomach and neck and causing itchiness. Initially when it was small I applied garlic paste as said in google but caused bumps on it like red bumps. What should I do. Can you please suggest some ointment.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
You are suffering from allergic dermatitis causing bumps. Medicine available for good improvement. As the treatment varies depending on the severity. Send photos of the affected area, by direct online consultation for accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Laser Tattoo Removal
Hello, friends, I am Dr Rohit Batra from Dermaworld hair and skin clinic. And today I am going to talk about Laser Tattoo removal.

The tattoo has come up in a big way. Many girls, youngsters, boys get their tattoo made during their college, school or just like that. But when it comes to their profession, their job, their marriage, they want to get it removed. Now, we have latest laser treatment which will help you get rid of the tattoo in multiple sittings. With every session, there is a decrease in a pigment which makes the tattoo fade away. And in 5-7 sessions, 90-95% of the ink vanishes.

There is another technique called R20 and R0 technique in which 3-4 sessions are required which can take care of the tattoo removing. But whenever you get the laser tattoo reduction done, make sure that you are visiting the centre of repute and a dermatologist that has an experience and infrastructure to deliver the best. Otherwise, there are many problems that arise during the laser tattoo reduction. You can have blisters, scarring, secondary infections and many more.

So, if you have laser tattoo removal, you visit us at Dermaworld skin and hair clinic. We are in Rajouri Garden, at Rajendra Nagar or you can visit our Lybrate profile to book an appointment for yourself.
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Homeopathic Treatment For Skin Diseases
Hi!

I am Dr. Gagandeep Singh Ahuja practicing Homeopath in Noida, Sec-37, 61 & 48. Today we are going to talk about skin disease and homeopathy. Skin is the largest organ of the human body present itself many skin diseases. Skin is the mirror of the what is infecting under the skin. Most of the skin disease is because of the internal disorders. Most of the internal organs and system when get effected show the symptoms of itching, burning, redness, boils and blisters etc. So, the major cause behind all the symptoms could be autoimmune disorders. Autoimmune disorders are mainly that whether new system get affected by psoriasis. So, the disease rises when immune system gets affected. Next is hyperimmune system. Immune system is getting hyperactive resulting into urticaria, eczema, dermatitis. Another disease that we go through is boils, fungus infections, eczema.

These all come under hyper immune system. Another skin disease related to that is hormonal imbalance. Hormonal imbalance takes place when the hormones get affected due to some of another diseases resulting into chloasma, melasma, vitiligo. Skin disorders due to thyroid disorders which all comes under hypopigmentation which all comes under hormonal imbalances. My approach towards skin disease, we remove the cause to treat the disease.

We remove the cause from inside. We treat the disease as per the pathological treatment by homeopathy. We combine the various homeopathy combinations and give you according to the pathology of the disease. For example, we have the thyroid disorder, we treat thyroid disorder and the related skin diseases. So, we treat the skin disease from the dipper level so that disease should not reappear again. So, we use a different kind of combination of homeopathic medicines and we treat from inside not from outside. Request everyone to take the homeopathy as the primary course of medicines as it can help you to remove the skin disorder from inside and permanently. You can contact at lybrate.com for further appointments.
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Vitiligo: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
Here are Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments of Vitiligo.


Hi I am Dr. Sandesh Gupta the owner of skin and leisure center. Today we discuss the problem that is very common and which is very difficult to treat also which is something troublesome for the patients also that is Vitiligo.

So what is Vitiligo? Vitiligo is a pigmented disorder in which the pigment producing cells of the skin which is known as the Melanocytes are destroyed resulting in white patches all over the skin.

Now, what are the symptoms of Vitiligo? Vitiligo is usually noticeable white patches on the skin. These patches are more commonly found in the area where the body is exposed to the sun including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips and these patches are usually symptomless. Vitiligo generally appears in one of three pattern-

First is the focal pattern, segmental pattern and the generalized pattern. In the focal pattern where the depigmentation limited to one or few areas.
In segmental pattern where the depigmentation develops on one side of the body.
The third is a generalized pattern. This is the most common pattern and in this depigmentation occurs symmetrically on both sides of the body.
Now, who are prone to Vitiligo? Although the course of Vitiligo is unpredictable but there are some certain factors also for the Vitiligo. Like chronic sun exposure, family history, diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease, frequent contacts with the chemicals like phenols and other chemicals. The application of strong bleaching agents also causes Vitiligo. Weak immune system, genetics, and hereditary diseases are also the common factors for Vitiligo.

Now, what are the treatments available for Vitiligo? Before starting the treatment the patient must understand the nature and the course of the disease which is very much unpredictable. A balanced nutritious diet with lots of vitamins and minerals are vital. Avoid distress, physical and the chemical damage and other common triggers. Without proper treatment from a dermatologist, it can spread very rapidly and can be very extensively. So it is better to start treatment as early as possible before spreading of the disease. It may have negative impact on the social life of the patient also. It may have negative impact on psychological life of patients. So we are expert in treating Vitiligo. At our center we have all types of therapies and all types of treatments available.

There are basically three types of treatments or therapies-

First is the medical therapy, second is the photo therapy, and third is the surgery. So in the medical therapy, just to stop the progression of the disease, this is given in the form of tablets or topical. And second is photo therapy, photo therapy is given in the form of UVA and UVB lights. It activates the pigment producing cells which is melanocytes, and helps to bring the color the color the black. Third type of therapy is surgery. In photo therapy Vitiligo surgery, usually it is done in the case of unstable Vitiligo. That is, if the area is not increasing its size and if it has been stopped last four to five months then only we can do the surgery. It is very effective on the patches of lips, hands, neck, or eyes, which is difficult to treat with the medical therapy.

There are three types of surgeries available-

Punch grafting which is very simple and economical procedure. The grafts are taken from the legs and it is put on the bigger areas but the thing is there that the cosmetic result is not as good as in case of other types of surgeries. Second is the blister grafting and third is the melanocyte transfer. In case of blister grafting, it is a very good type of grafting. This is meant for the smaller body surface areas. The results are very good and we never come to know that whether the patient has got surgery or not. The third type of surgery is the Melanocyte transfer technique. This is a highly specialized technique and good for the bigger areas and cosmetically having good results.

In case of further assistance or if you have any query please contact me through the Lybrate. We are always available for you. Thank you.


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Burns and its Sequelae
Types of Burn and its Treatment

Hello friends, I am Dr. Anubhav Gupta. I am a consultant plastic surgeon working at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. Today I am going to discuss a very common topic that is burns and its sequelae, the commonest problems which are caused by burns that are contractures. I would answer the commonly and the frequently asked questions related to these topics.

Q. What is the first thing I should do when I am burned? Dr. See it s a very common thing that most people don t know. Wherever suppose some person is burned, the first thing is to stop the source of that fire. It can be done by many methods, by pouring sand, etc, the second thing is you should try and bring that part of the body under running tap water. It should be cool, it should not be cold or freezing, it should be just cool and let that part of the body be continuously under water. What it does is, it takes away a lot of heat and prevents the burn from getting deeper.

Q. What are the different degrees of burns?
Dr. Basically burns can be divided into three degrees, the first degree, second degree and third degree. First degree burns are the superficial ones wherein there is usually only redness which heals without any consequences. Second-degree burns are again of two types; second degree superficial and second degree deep. Second-degree superficial ones are burns with blisters, which may also heal on their own. It is the second degree deep and the third-degree burns which do not heal on its own and they require a treatment by a plastic surgeon.

Q. What burns came scaring and later contractures?
Dr. Basically second-degree burns and third-degree burns cause scarring and later contractures.

Q. Who should I approach for the treatment of contractures?
Dr. Contractures are treated by plastic surgeons.

Q. What surgery is done to treat contractures?
Dr. Basically contractures are when the body heals in burns it causes the part to come closer, leading to contractures, so there are a lack and deficiency of skin which causes contractures. What needs to be done is there, we put an incision on it, we cut it and we release it and then we take a graph, skin graph from the other part of the body and we put it on that released area and then after that we give a splint, so that the body is placed in the position it was before when there was a deficiency of tissue that is before burns. We tried to put the body or that joint in that position which is a normal position for that. And hence that is how we treat contractures.

Q. How long does it take for the healing to complete?
Dr. Basically healing of the contractures takes two-three weeks after we do the graph. After that, the patient is advised to take splinting.

Q. What is the advice to prevent contractures after burns?
Dr. See it is very important. After burns the patients, if it is deep burns should be given splinting. And they should be encouraged to do physiotherapy. If we follow these two rules there will never be contractures. If you have any further queries or you want to know more then contact me on Lybrate.
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