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Home GP Service for Skin Burn in Manilva


Home GP service for skin burn in Manilva

If you get burnt you might be wondering as to whether you should treat it yourself. However, depending on how serious it is, you might need to have it looked at by our home GP service for skin burn in Manilva. This article can help you understand whether you need to contact our emergency service.

 

The Seriousness of your Burn

When you sustain a burn the symptoms you'll suffer from will depend on how deep the burn is. It can take up to 2 days for the symptoms to appear.


A first degree burn - This is a minor burn that only affects the skin's outer layer, otherwise known as the epidermis. A first degree burn will cause pain and redness.

A second degree burn - This is a burn that affects both the outer layer of the skin and the second layer, otherwise known as the dermis. A second degree burn can cause severe pain and blisters. It can also leave you with blotchy or white or red skin. There may also be some scarring once the wound has healed.

A third degree burn - This is a burn that reaches the layer of fat that's located under the skin. Areas that have been burned are likely to be white, brown, or black. The skin could also look quite leathery. Burns such as these can harm nerves which cause numbness.

When to call our home GP service for skin burns in Manilva

You need to call our home GP service for skin burn in Manilva if you have:

  • Burns that cover a large part of your body such as your face, feet, buttocks, groin or a large joint.
  • Burns that are deep and are affecting every layer of skin or deep tissue.
  • Skin that looks like leather.
  • Burns that have been caused by electricity or chemical.
  • Burns that look like there are white, brown, or black patches or the skin looks charred.
  • If you have burned your airway or you have difficulty breathing

 

Call our home GP service for skin burn in Manilva if you have:

  • An infected wound that is oozing
  • An increased amount of pain, swelling and redness
  • Any blister or burn that's large and has not healed in 14 days
  • New symptoms you cannot explain
  • A lot of scarring