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Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsBBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsEnglishPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN6.0000000000000073.0000000000000680.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>If your child has a burn learn how to care for them between visits to the outpatient clinic at the hospital.</p><p>Your child has a <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burn injury</a>. This injury may need treatments from the nurse in an outpatient dressings clinic. Between these visits, you will need to take care of your child's burn at home. </p><p>Your nurse will do the first dressing changes during your visits to the hospital. Your child will have regular appointments until the burn is manageable at home. </p><p>Write down the date and times of your outpatient visit here:</p><p>Write down the phone number of the clinic here:</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child's skin clean and moisturized.</li> <li>Protect your child's skin from heat cold and sunlight.</li> <li>Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy.</li> <li>Your child can do all the activities they used to do.</li> <li>Make sure you return to the hospital for your child's follow-up appointments.</li> </ul><h2>Taking care of the burn wound at home</h2><h3>Pain</h3><p>Good <a title="Pain" href="/article?contentid=1253&language=English">pain</a> management will help your child's burn heal. You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for comfort the first few days after the injury. Always read the instructions on the label. </p><p>Your doctor may give you a prescription for stronger pain medicines if needed for visits to the outpatient dressings clinic.</p><h3>Activity</h3><p>Parents often worry about their child's safety after a burn injury. As long as it is not painful, encourage your child to participate in any activities they typically do. </p><h3>Food</h3><p>Good <a title="Nutrition" href="/Article?contentid=338&language=English">nutrition</a> will help your child's burn heal. Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy. Good examples are meats, eggs, yogourts, cheese and pasta.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbWO5ToCccc?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe><br></div>
Brûlures : prendre soin de la brûlure de votre enfant à la maison entre les consultations externesBBrûlures : prendre soin de la brûlure de votre enfant à la maison entre les consultations externesBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsFrenchPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN6.0000000000000073.0000000000000680.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Si votre enfant a subi une brûlure, apprenez-en davantage sur la façon de la soigner entre les visites à la clinique externe de l’hôpital.</p><p>Votre enfant s'est brûlé​. Le personnel infirmier d’une clinique de soins ambulatoires devra peut-être traiter la brûlure et remplacer le pansement. Entre ces visites, c’est vous qui devrez soigner la brûlure de votre enfant à la maison.</p> <p>Le personnel infirmier procédera aux premiers changements des pansements pendant vos visites à l’hôpital. Votre enfant aura des rendez-vous périodiques jusqu’à ce que la brûlure puisse être prise en charge à domicile. </p> <p>Consignez la date et l’heure de votre consultation externe ici :</p> <p>Inscrivez le numéro de téléphone de la clinique ici :</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Gardez la peau de votre enfant propre et hydratée. </li> <li>Protégez la peau de votre enfant de la chaleur, du froid et du soleil. </li> <li>Servez à votre enfant des aliments à haute teneur en protéines et en énergie.</li> <li>Votre enfant peut poursuivre toutes ses activités habituelles. </li> <li>Assurez-vous de retourner à l’hôpital pour les consultations de suivi de votre enfant.</li> </ul><h2>Soigner une brûlure à la maison</h2><h3>Douleur </h3><p>Une prise en charge adéquate de la douleur favorisera la guérison de la brûlure de votre enfant. Vous pouvez lui donner de l'<a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=French">acétaminophène </a> for comfort the first few days after the injury. Always read the instructions on the label. </p><p>Votre médecin vous remettra peut-être une ordonnance pour que votre enfant puisse obtenir un analgésique plus puissant, au besoin, pour les changements de pansements en consultation externe.</p><h3>Activités</h3><p>Les parents sont souvent inquiets pour la sécurité de leur enfant après une brûlure. S’il ne ressent pas de douleur, encouragez-le à poursuivre toutes ses activités habituelles.</p><h3>Alimentation</h3><p>Une saine alimentation​ favorisera la guérison de la brûlure de votre enfant. Servez-lui des aliments à haute teneur en protéines et en énergie, comme de la viande, des œufs, du yogourt, du fromage et des pâtes. </p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbWO5ToCccc?rel=0&hl=fr&cc_load_policy=2" frameborder="0"></iframe> <br></div>

 

 

Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visits1175.00000000000Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visitsBEnglishPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN6.0000000000000073.0000000000000680.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>If your child has a burn learn how to care for them between visits to the outpatient clinic at the hospital.</p><p>Your child has a <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burn injury</a>. This injury may need treatments from the nurse in an outpatient dressings clinic. Between these visits, you will need to take care of your child's burn at home. </p><p>Your nurse will do the first dressing changes during your visits to the hospital. Your child will have regular appointments until the burn is manageable at home. </p><p>Write down the date and times of your outpatient visit here:</p><p>Write down the phone number of the clinic here:</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child's skin clean and moisturized.</li> <li>Protect your child's skin from heat cold and sunlight.</li> <li>Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy.</li> <li>Your child can do all the activities they used to do.</li> <li>Make sure you return to the hospital for your child's follow-up appointments.</li> </ul><h2>Getting help</h2> <p>If you have questions about your child's health, here are three ways to find answers:</p> <ul> <li>Contact your clinic nurse.</li> <li>Bring your questions with you to the clinic appointments. Write them down before you come so you do not forget any questions when you arrive. </li> <li>Contact your family doctor for health concerns that are not related to the burn injury.</li> </ul><h2>Taking care of the burn wound at home</h2><h3>Pain</h3><p>Good <a title="Pain" href="/article?contentid=1253&language=English">pain</a> management will help your child's burn heal. You may give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> for comfort the first few days after the injury. Always read the instructions on the label. </p><p>Your doctor may give you a prescription for stronger pain medicines if needed for visits to the outpatient dressings clinic.</p><h3>Activity</h3><p>Parents often worry about their child's safety after a burn injury. As long as it is not painful, encourage your child to participate in any activities they typically do. </p><h3>Food</h3><p>Good <a title="Nutrition" href="/Article?contentid=338&language=English">nutrition</a> will help your child's burn heal. Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy. Good examples are meats, eggs, yogourts, cheese and pasta.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/CbWO5ToCccc?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe><br></div><h2>Caring for your child once the burn has healed</h2><p>After a time, your child's burn injury will have healed enough so that they no longer need to go to the outpatient clinic. It can take some time after that for the burn injury to heal completely. Here are some things you can do to help.</p><h3>Washing</h3><p>It is very important to keep the new skin clean. Clean your bathtub as you normally would. Be sure to wash your own hands before caring for your child's skin. Bathe your child, including the healed skin, in a warm soapy bath or shower once a day. Use regular soap without perfume. Pat the injury site dry; do not rub it.</p><h3>Skin cream and massage</h3><p>The longer the burn injury took to heal, the more chance there will be scars. You cannot stop scars from forming, but you can help minimize the appearance of scars by using proper skin care and regular massage with skin cream without perfume.</p><p>Apply the cream and massage firmly and evenly over the areas using your fingertips. Continue until the cream is absorbed into the skin. This should take about five minutes. Do this three to five times each day. Many children find this soothing. It usually helps with itchiness as new skin tends to be drier.</p><p>Some children find new skin to be very sensitive to the touch. It is very important that you keep touching new skin. The more the area is touched, the less sensitive it will be.</p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Caring for healing skin</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_massage_with_cream_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Applying skin cream with gentle massage helps new skin from a burn injury to heal with less scarring. Massage the cream in gentle circles, pressing just firm enough so that the scar turns white under your fingertips.</figcaption> </figure> <h3>Itchiness</h3><p>Healed skin can be itchy. Extra baths and skin cream will help make new skin less itchy. Keep your child's nails short and clean to help prevent scratching and infection.</p><h3>Heat, cold and sunlight</h3><p>Protect your child's new skin from heat and cold, as it can be hyper-sensitive. The new skin will also burn easily. Keep your child out of direct <a href="/Article?contentid=308&language=English">sunlight</a> and apply a waterproof sun block with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Reapply after swimming.</p><p>Your child should also wear light clothing over the burned area. If new skin is exposed to sunlight, it will darken evenly and this colour will be permanent.</p><p>In very cold weather, <a href="/Article?contentid=1940&language=English">dress your child warmly</a>.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_massage_with_cream_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home between outpatient visits

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