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Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalBBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalEnglishPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN1000.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to help your child's burn injury heal when your child comes home from the hospital. </p><p>Coming home from the hospital is a happy time. It means your child is getting better. At home, you will have to take care of your child and help your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burn injury</a> heal. </p> <p>Most families find that it takes some time to get into a routine. Here are some tips:</p> <ul> <li>Ask for help from other family members.</li> <li>Include your child's treatment into your regular family life. Do not centre family life on the treatment.</li> <li>At first, some children need more naps, demand more attention or have nightmares. If this happens, be calm and understanding. These problems will go away with time. </li> <li>Try to set aside a few private minutes for yourself each day.</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child's skin clean and replace gauze dressings.</li> <li>Protect your child's skin from heat, cold, and sunlight.</li> <li>Be sure to follow the instructions on how to clean and wear pressure garments.</li> <li>Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy.</li> <li>Your child can do all the activities they did before the injury.</li> <li>Make sure you go back to the hospital for your child's follow-up appointment.</li> </ul><h2>Caring for your child's healing skin</h2><p>Here are some tips to help you care for your child's healing skin.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IZP_9VIgcnw?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><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. </p><p>Bathe your child, including the healed skin, in a warm soapy bath or shower once a day. You can use regular soap. Pat the skin dry; do not rub it. </p><p>If your child still has open wounds, they should not bathe with other people. </p><h3>Skin creams</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 <a href="/Article?contentid=1177&language=English">minimize the appearance of burn scars</a> with proper skin care and regular massage with a good skin cream. Be sure to use a cream without perfumes. </p><p>Apply the cream and massage firmly and evenly over the areas using your fingertips. Continue until all the cream is absorbed into the skin. This should take about five minutes. Many children find this treatment soothing. It usually relieves the itchiness. </p><p>Some children find their new skin to be very sensitive to touch. It is very important that you keep touching it. 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 may help make skin less itchy. Some children may also need to take medicine for a short time to reduce itchiness. Your doctor or nurse will advise you on how to manage the itch. </p><p>Keep your child's nails short and clean to help prevent scratching or infection.</p><h3>Open skin</h3><p>If there are small open wounds, cover them with some petroleum jelly and a light gauze dressing after cleaning with soap and water in the bath. If the dressing sticks, you can remove it gently by soaking in the next bath. After the bath, you will need to put on a new dressing with ointment and gauze. If you have any questions, call the burn unit where your child was treated. </p><h3>Heat, cold and sunlight</h3><p>Protect your child's newly healed skin from heat and cold as it can be hyper-sensitive. The 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. </p><p>Your child should also wear light-coloured 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><h3>Blisters and sores</h3><p>Sometimes, healed skin can blister or small sores may appear. This may happen during the first few months whenever the skin is bumped or scratched. This is normal, so try not to discourage usual play and activity. Blisters will heal quickly when treated in the same way as open skin areas. Over time, the new skin heals and becomes stronger. </p>
Brûlures : soigner les brûlures de votre enfant à la maison après son congé de l’hôpitBBrûlures : soigner les brûlures de votre enfant à la maison après son congé de l’hôpitBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalFrenchPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN6.0000000000000073.00000000000001000.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez comment aider votre enfant à guérir d’une brûlure à son retour de l’hôpital.</p><p>Le retour de l’hôpital à la maison est une période heureuse. Cela signifie que votre enfant se porte mieux. À la maison, vous devrez prendre soin de votre enfant et favoriser la guérison de ses brûlures. </p> <p>La plupart des familles constatent qu’il faut du temps pour établir une routine. Voici quelques conseils :</p> <ul> <li>Demandez l’aide des autres membres de la famille;</li> <li>Incorporez les traitements de votre enfant dans votre vie familiale quotidienne. Ne concentrez pas votre vie familiale sur les traitements;</li> <li>Au début, certains enfants doivent faire plus de siestes, nécessitent plus d’attention ou font des cauchemars. Si cela se produit, demeurez calme et soyez compréhensif. Ces problèmes s’estompent avec le temps; </li><li>Tentez de prendre quelques minutes pour vous chaque jour.</li> </ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Gardez la peau de votre enfant propre et changez les pansements de gaze.</li> <li>Protéger la peau de votre enfant de la chaleur, du froid et du soleil.</li> <li>Assurez-vous de suivre les directives pour le nettoyage et le port des vêtements compressifs.</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 la consultation de suivi de votre enfant.</li> </ul><h2>Favoriser la cicatrisation de la peau de votre enfant</h2><p>Voici certains conseils pour vous aider à favoriser la cicatrisation de la peau de votre enfant.<br></p><div class="asset-video"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IZP_9VIgcnw?rel=0&hl=fr&cc_load_policy=1" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><h3>Nettoyage</h3><p>Il est très important de veiller à la propreté de la nouvelle peau. Nettoyez votre baignoire comme vous le faites habituellement. Lavez-vous les mains avant de soigner la peau de votre enfant.</p><p>Chaque jour, votre enfant doit prendre un bain ou une douche à l’eau tiède et au savon, en lavant aussi la peau guérie. Vous pouvez utiliser un savon normal. Épongez la peau en tapotant. Ne la frottez surtout pas. </p><p>Si votre enfant a toujours des plaies à vif, il ne doit pas prendre un bain avec d’autres personnes.</p><h3>Crèmes pour la peau</h3><p>Plus la guérison des brûlures est longue, plus les risques de cicatrices sont élevés. Vous ne pouvez pas empêcher la formation de cicatrices, mais vous pouvez aider à <a href="/Article?contentid=1177&language=French">réduire dans la mesure du possible leur apparence</a> en prodiguant des soins adéquats à la peau et en la massant régulièrement avec une bonne crème pour la peau. Assurez-vous d’utiliser une crème non parfumée.</p><p>Appliquez la crème et massez fermement et uniformément du bout des doigts sur les zones touchées. Continuez jusqu’à ce que la peau absorbe la crème. Cela devrait nécessiter environ 5 minutes. Cela est apaisant pour un grand nombre d’enfants. Habituellement, ces massages atténuent les démangeaisons.</p><p>La nouvelle peau de certains enfants leur semble très sensible au toucher. Il est très important de continuer à toucher la nouvelle peau. Plus vous la touchez, moins elle sera sensible. </p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Soins pour une peau en voie de guérison</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_massage_with_cream_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">L'application de crème pour la peau avec un léger massage aide la peau neuve à guérir après une brûlure et diminue les traces de cicatrisation. Masser doucement avec de la crème en faisant des cercles et appuyant juste assez pour que la cicatrice blanchisse sous la pression des doigts.</figcaption> </figure> <h3>Démangeaisons</h3><p>La cicatrisation de la peau peut entraîner des démangeaisons. Des bains supplémentaires et de la crème pour la peau peuvent atténuer ces démangeaisons. Certains enfants doivent également prendre un médicament pendant une courte période pour atténuer les démangeaisons. Votre professionnel de la santé vous informera à ce sujet.</p><p>Gardez les ongles de votre enfant courts et propres pour éviter une infection s’il venait à se gratter.</p><h3>Plaies à vif</h3><p>S’il y a de petites plaies à vif, appliquez de la gelée de pétrole (vaseline) et faites un léger pansement de gaze après avoir nettoyé la peau avec de l’eau et du savon dans la baignoire. Si le pansement colle, vous pourrez le retirer doucement lors du bain suivant. Après le bain, vous devrez faire un nouveau pansement avec une pommade et de la gaze. Si vous avez des questions, communiquez avec l’unité des soins aux brûlés dans laquelle votre enfant a été soigné.</p><h3>Chaleur, froid et soleil</h3><p>Protégez la nouvelle peau de votre enfant de la chaleur et du froid, puisqu’elle peut être hypersensible. De plus, cette nouvelle peau brûle facilement. Évitez que votre enfant soit exposé au soleil et appliquez un écran solaire résistant à l’eau dont le facteur de protection solaire (FPS) est d’au moins 30.</p><p>Votre enfant devrait également porter des vêtements légers. Si la nouvelle peau est exposée au soleil, elle brunira uniformément et cette couleur demeurera en permanence. </p><p>Lorsqu’il fait très froid, assurez-vous que votre enfant est vêtu chaudement.</p><h3>Cloques et plaies</h3><p>Il arrive parfois que des cloques se forment ou que des plaies apparaissent sur la peau guérie. Cela peut se produire pendant les premiers mois, chaque fois que l’enfant se cogne ou se gratte. C'est normal et il ne faut pas tenter de limiter les activités et les jeux habituels. Les cloques guérissent rapidement lorsqu’elles sont soignées, tout comme les plaies à vif. La nouvelle peau finira par guérir et se renforcera. Ce n’est qu’une question de temps. </p>

 

 

Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospital1176.00000000000Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospitalBEnglishPlasticsChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)SkinSkinNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2013-09-19T04:00:00ZCharis Kelly RN (EC), MN1000.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Learn how to help your child's burn injury heal when your child comes home from the hospital. </p><p>Coming home from the hospital is a happy time. It means your child is getting better. At home, you will have to take care of your child and help your child's <a href="/Article?contentid=933&language=English">burn injury</a> heal. </p> <p>Most families find that it takes some time to get into a routine. Here are some tips:</p> <ul> <li>Ask for help from other family members.</li> <li>Include your child's treatment into your regular family life. Do not centre family life on the treatment.</li> <li>At first, some children need more naps, demand more attention or have nightmares. If this happens, be calm and understanding. These problems will go away with time. </li> <li>Try to set aside a few private minutes for yourself each day.</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Keep your child's skin clean and replace gauze dressings.</li> <li>Protect your child's skin from heat, cold, and sunlight.</li> <li>Be sure to follow the instructions on how to clean and wear pressure garments.</li> <li>Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy.</li> <li>Your child can do all the activities they did before the injury.</li> <li>Make sure you go back to the hospital for your child's follow-up appointment.</li> </ul><h2>Activity</h2> <p>Parents often worry about their child's safety after the burn. However, your child can do all the activities that they are used to doing, unless your child's doctor, nurse or physiotherapist has told you something else. If you have questions call the burn unit where your child was treated. </p> <h2>Eating and drinking</h2> <p>Good <a href="/Article?contentid=338&language=English">nutrition</a> will help your child's burn heal. However, the return home may cause some children to become fussy about eating. They may have less appetite or even lose a little weight in the first few weeks. This problem does not last and will go away by itself. Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy. Good examples are meats, eggs, yogourts, cheese and pasta. </p> <figure> <span class="asset-image-title">Foods High in Protein and Energy</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_nutrition_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption"> </figcaption> </figure> <h2>Outings</h2> <p>Getting out and meeting other people is important for your child's emotional health. If your child has visible scarring, some people may react when they first see the scar. This response is normal and will become easier for you, your child and your family to understand and accept. Some people may ask awkward questions. You may find it helpful to prepare a truthful answer ahead of time. </p> <h2>Return to school</h2> <p>Depending on the extent and visibility of the burn injury, your child may find returning to school difficult. School has a strong influence on a child's normal behaviour and social adjustment. Talk to your burn team to discuss a school re-entry visit to support your child's return to school. </p><h2>Follow-up clinic</h2> <p>Your child will have to go to a follow-up clinic. The doctors and nurses will check how your child's burn is healing. They will also ask how your family is doing now that you are at home. </p> <p>Write down the date, time, and place of your follow-up visit here:</p> <h2>Getting help</h2> <p>Questions will arise as you adjust to your new routines. Here are three ways to find answers:</p> <ul> <li>Call the burn unit where your child was treated or your plastic surgeon. Someone is always available.</li> <li>Bring your questions with you to the clinic. Write them down before you go so you do not forget any questions when you arrive.</li> <li>Contact your family physician for health concerns that are not related to the burn injury.</li> </ul> <p>Write down helpful names and numbers here:</p><h2>Caring for your child's healing skin</h2><p>Here are some tips to help you care for your child's healing skin.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/IZP_9VIgcnw?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div><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. </p><p>Bathe your child, including the healed skin, in a warm soapy bath or shower once a day. You can use regular soap. Pat the skin dry; do not rub it. </p><p>If your child still has open wounds, they should not bathe with other people. </p><h3>Skin creams</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 <a href="/Article?contentid=1177&language=English">minimize the appearance of burn scars</a> with proper skin care and regular massage with a good skin cream. Be sure to use a cream without perfumes. </p><p>Apply the cream and massage firmly and evenly over the areas using your fingertips. Continue until all the cream is absorbed into the skin. This should take about five minutes. Many children find this treatment soothing. It usually relieves the itchiness. </p><p>Some children find their new skin to be very sensitive to touch. It is very important that you keep touching it. 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 may help make skin less itchy. Some children may also need to take medicine for a short time to reduce itchiness. Your doctor or nurse will advise you on how to manage the itch. </p><p>Keep your child's nails short and clean to help prevent scratching or infection.</p><h3>Open skin</h3><p>If there are small open wounds, cover them with some petroleum jelly and a light gauze dressing after cleaning with soap and water in the bath. If the dressing sticks, you can remove it gently by soaking in the next bath. After the bath, you will need to put on a new dressing with ointment and gauze. If you have any questions, call the burn unit where your child was treated. </p><h3>Heat, cold and sunlight</h3><p>Protect your child's newly healed skin from heat and cold as it can be hyper-sensitive. The 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. </p><p>Your child should also wear light-coloured 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><h3>Blisters and sores</h3><p>Sometimes, healed skin can blister or small sores may appear. This may happen during the first few months whenever the skin is bumped or scratched. This is normal, so try not to discourage usual play and activity. Blisters will heal quickly when treated in the same way as open skin areas. Over time, the new skin heals and becomes stronger. </p><h2>Pressure garments?</h2> <p>If your child needs pressure garments:</p> <ul> <li>Garments must be worn 24 hours a day and taken off only for bathing.</li> <li>Garments do not filter out sunlight. Your child must still use a sun block under the garments.</li> <li>Change the garments after each bath. Wash them in warm soapy water and dry them flat. Do not put pressure garments in the dryer or near a radiator, as this may damage the material.</li> </ul> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_pressureGarments_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Pressure garments do not filter out sunlight. Sun block must be worn under the garments and long-sleeved light clothing over top.</figcaption> </figure>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Burns_massage_with_cream_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgBurns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospital

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