How we use bandages to heal burns
Like many other wounds, burns need to be bandaged in order to heal properly. Covering the burn helps protect your fragile skin and creates a moist environment that promotes healing. They also help keep medication in place so it can absorb into the burn.
Our team at the Regions Hospital Burn Center has many years of experience choosing the best bandages and burn coverings for our patients. We use the latest burn bandages to help you heal properly from minor burns to the most complex, third-degree burns.
Types of bandages for treating burns
There are several different types of burn bandages and gauze wraps you can use to treat burns, and different
How often to change burn dressings
In most cases, burn bandages need to be changed every day. This helps keep the burns clean and moist while preventing infection. Your burn care team will speak with you about how often your burn bandages need to be changed and what to expect during the process.
Before we change burn dressings, we’ll give you medicine to help manage pain you feel from the wound dressing process.