Caring After hospitalization
Your doctor will design to your physical therapy schedule to your needs after during that time. Your healed skin will require some special care when you return home.
You could go on to bathe in your natural mode. However, dripping in a bathing tub is not suggested. Using a neat soft towel and lightly washing out rather than smartly itching will minify any soreness of bathing.
The dry scaly appearance of your skin results from damage or destruction of the oil-producing glands. Some of these glands will begin to function again, but until that time you will need to use some artificial lubricant.
Your healed burn will continue to change over the next several months. You can expect some discoloration and scarring in the normal course of events.
Avoid vigorous scratching because this may break your delicate skin and leave open areas to heal. Reapply lotion or mineral oil as needed.Itching commonly accompanies the dry, scaly, healed skin.
You do not wear fit cloth that can reason pressure and blistering. you have a new layer of skin that is thin and more sensitive. Your body needs time to build up skin that can withstand pressure. Burned area will bruise easily and must be protected against burns and sharp objects. For some it may take several months and for others a year or more. You will be able to go about your normal routine with reduce fear of bruising.
- Nutrition is more important to your health after you left from the hospital as during time from a burn injury. It is important to maintain a good weight for your height. Choose foods rich in protein to complete healing and maintain great cell structure.Minerals and vitamins are necessary for healing and maintaining normal body functions. Try to use a variety of foods since different foods have different nutrients. Control the fat added foods to help prevent excessive weight.
- Blisters commonly occur in healed or grafted areas and are no cause for alarm. Friction from linen, rubbing, and bumping against objects will cause blisters. Standing for long periods of time without appropriate support may also cause blistering. If blisters occur, you can obtain instructions on how to care for them in the burn clinic or from your physician.
- The injured place will be more sensitive to cold. You must cover the burnt place when the weather is cold.You can decrease your discomfort by wearing warm clothing and avoiding exposure to the cold.