Skin color (pigment) returns first with a spotty appearance. The color little by
little fills in. Your burned skin may not return to its pre-burn appearance.
After a thermal injury, normal pressure from the outer and inner layers of the skin
and underlying tissue is absent. This results in nodular formation of collagen fibers.
Pressure garments apply external pressure to the collagen fibers so they form smoothly
instead of in nodules. This pressure helps to prevent raised scarring referred to as "hypertrophiac scarring."
Enlargement or overgrowth of scar tissue due to excessive collagen, which is a protein of the skin. This type of scar tents to get better with time and pressure.
Keloid Scarring is an overgrowth of scar tissue that extends beyond the border of injury. This type of scarring is a genetically inherited trait, and is rare on Burn Survivors.
Your donor site will be painful due to nerve endings being exposed
Pain is common while walking if leg donor sites are present.
Healing time is approximately 10-14 days.
Silver Sulfadiazine is often used for donor sites dressings. Other dressings commonly used are Scarlet Ted and various clear dressings such as Omiderm, Biobrane and Opsite.
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