FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the best ointment for burns?
The best ointment for burns is the Calmoseptine Ointment which also helps provide relief from itching or discomfort around the burn area. It helps heal the skin and contains calamine, zinc oxide, menthol, and lanolin. Other ointments that are great for burns are the Resta SliverGel - Antimicrobial Wound Gel, the Resta Creme - The Melting Moisturizer, and the Sween Cream Moisturizing Body Cream.
Can you put antibiotic ointment on a burn?
Yes, absolutely. Before you put on any kind of burn cream or burn ointment make sure to soak the burn in cool water. Then apply the antibiotic ointment and cover it with a dry gauze bandage or a sterile film dressing. Burn creams that include silver such as the Resta SilverGel are ideal since silver is a natural antibiotic that kills bacteria and helps prevent any infections around the burn area.
Does everyday lotion help soothe burns?
Yes, regular over-the-counter skin products like petroleum jelly or aloe vera can be applied to protect burn wounds from further irritation and help to alleviate some discomfort. For more serious burns, burn ointments or creams containing silver or antibiotics will help to prevent infections and heal the burn faster. As always, please consult your physician before applying any lotion or ointment to an open wound, and then check out our wide range of burn care and wound care products.
What supplies are needed to properly care for a burn wound?
For most burn wounds, burn care supplies include cream of some kind, like an antibiotic ointment for burns, and a gauze bandage. You might also take an over-the-counter pain reliever of some kind like Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Depending on the severity of the burn you may need a sling or elastic bandage to hold the bandage in place. If the burn is medium to severe healthcare professionals recommended that you go to the emergency room to receive the proper care for it.
The way to heal a burn quickly is to immediately immerse the burn in cool water or apply a wet compress. It's best to do this for 10 minutes or so or until the pain subsides. Then, you should apply the burn cream of your choice two or three times daily and cover it with a dressing of any kind. Keep monitoring your burn to make sure that it doesn't get infected.
To quickly heal most superficial burn wounds, consider applying an antibiotic burn cream that contains silver like the Resta SilverGel to avoid infection or help to clear up an existing infection. If any of these symptoms get worse call your doctor or go to the emergency room to get the proper care immediately.
What are the most common active ingredients in burn creams and ointments?
One of the most common active ingredients in burn creams is silver sulfadiazine. As silver is a natural antibiotic, it is helpful in the treatment of burn wound infections by killing bacteria and preventing its growth. Other active ingredients could include - white petrolatum, stearyl alcohol, isopropyl myristate, sorbitan monooleate, polyoxyl 40 stearate, propylene glycol, and water.
Patients should be careful with creams that contain silver as some show severe hypersensitivity reactions (allergy reactions), especially for pregnant women at or close to term, and infants during their first two months of life. You should check for allergens before picking the best burn ointment to use for your injury.
Where can I buy reliable burn care creams and ointments?
Allegromedical.com offers a wide range of burn creams and ointments. Some of our most popular products include the Calmoseptine Ointment, the Resta SilverGel - Antimicrobial Wound Gel, the Resta Creme - The Melting Moisturizer, and the Sween Cream Moisturizing Body Cream.
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