A burning question... - page 2

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We have had multiple burn patients recently...mostly 2nd degree burns...90% of our burns get transferred out to our nearby burn center...we have gotten conflicting reports on whether or not to apply silvidene to the burns...some... Read More

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    in fact with many chemical burns, the chemical continues to destroy tissue well after the initial contact, when dealing with a burn such as this as a first responder, clothing should be removed and discarded ( remember, protect yourself!) then large quantity's of water should be used to irrigate the area, never immerse a chemical burn due to the chemical binding with the water and causing a larger affected area. hope this helps