Pain Relieving Spray for Minor Burns
A burn is skin tissue damage that can be caused by a number of different reasons, such as scalding from hot water; overexposure to the sun or other radiation; or contact with flames, chemicals, or electricity.1
First-degree burns affect the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and are considered the minor. Most minor burns will heal by themselves. Successful treatment at home usually relieves the symptoms and promotes healing of the affected area of skin.1,2
See a doctor if you have a more serious burn such as one that covers a large area of the body or is deep, for burns caused by chemicals or electricity or burns in your airway or if you have any difficulty breathing.1
Symptoms of a minor burn may include:
- Superficial redness similar to a sunburn
- Pain (the degree of pain may not be related to the severity of the burn, as very serious burns can be painless)
- Peeling skin
- An area no larger than 3 inches in diameter1,2
By following some simple steps, and using Dermoplast®, you can help the body heal. So whether it’s pain relief, or pain relief and preventing infection, Dermoplast products are prepared to comfort.
The maximum OTC pain reliever, benzocaine, numbs the pain and itching of minor burns.
- Hospital strength pain relieving ingredient
- No-touch application
- Aloe and other ingredients to moisturize the skin
- Safe and effective for children ages 2 and older
How to Care for a Minor Burn
Burn treatment depends on the type of burn. For minor burns, treatment is focused on cooling the skin and then treating it with products that promote healing, prevent infection, and relieve pain.3
Cool the Burn
Hold the burned area under cool, not cold, running water or apply a cool, wet cloth until the pain eases.3
Allow for Swelling
Gently try to remove rings or other tight items quickly from the burned area before it swells. Inflammation is a natural response to injury.3,4
Blisters may seem bad, but these fluid-filled pockets are protecting against infection. If a blister breaks, clean the area with water. Using mild soap is also acceptable. Then gently apply an antibiotic ointment or use Dermoplast First Aid spray to protect the area from getting infected. If a rash appears using any product, stop using it immediately.3
Soothe the Skin
After the burn cools down, apply a lotion that contains aloe vera or a moisturizer. This helps to prevent drying out. You can also apply Dermoplast Pain Relieving Spray for fast, cooling relief from minor burns. Formulated with aloe, lanolin, and menthol it moisturizes and cools the skin as it heals.Use as directed.3
Bandage the Burn
After applying a moisturizer, consider covering the burn with a sterile gauze bandage. Bandaging keeps air off the burn, which helps to protect the skin and reduce pain. Be sure to wrap it loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin.1
Relieve the Pain
Taking an over-the-counter pain reliever can also provide temporary relief during the healing process. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen, naproxen, or acetaminophen can help reduce the pain and swelling. Use as directed. Another option is applying a Dermoplast spray which offers the maximum OTC strength of Benzocaine to numb the pain, providing comforting relief of minor burns. To minimize discomfort, the no-touch application helps soothe the skin as it heals. Use as directed.3
Dermoplast Helps Skin Heal with Soothing Relief
Formulated with a hospital strength pain reliever and ingredients to moisturize the skin as it heals, Dermoplast is ready to help with minor burns.
Symptoms to Watch for When Treating at Home
These suggestions should bring relief and help the burned skin heal, however, if during the healing process if any of the following occur, talk with a doctor:
- Large blisters appear
- Pain gets worse
- Signs of infection, such as oozing from the wound, redness, and swelling develop
- New symptoms develop
- The symptoms get worse and happen more often
- The burn doesn’t heal after several weeks1
- Burns. Mayo Clinic Web site. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/burns/symptoms-causes/syc-20370539?p=1. Accessed April 2018.
- Burns. Cleveland Clinic Web site. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/12063-burns. Updated on August 31, 2017. Accessed April 2018.
- Burns: first aid. Mayo Clinic Web site. https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-burns/basics/ART-20056649. Published January 30, 2018. Accessed March 2018.
- Wedro B. First aid for burns. MedicineNet.com Web site. https://www.medicinenet.com/burns/article.htm#how_are_burns_classified. Medically reviewed on August 25, 2016. Accessed March 2018.