Burn wounds

There are various types of burns, from mild sunburn to severe and extensive burns. The body sets about repairing the damaged skin. This process is usually very effective, but unfortunately not always. In all cases, the damaged skin will need extra care and treatment, and that’s where ALHYDRAN comes in.

Skin problems caused by burns

In many cases a burn causes unpleasant symptoms and discomfort and is often unsightly. Burns can cause:

  • Itching and painful skin
  • Persistent redness of the skin
  • Unsightly scars
  • Thick pink ‘welts’ on the skin
  • A pulling sensation, as if the skin is too tight
  • Reduced mobility of the joints

ALHYDRAN reduces the symptoms of burns (such as itching), increases skin elasticity and speeds up the repair of the scar tissue.

  • Rduces itching, redness and pain

  • Makes the skin more supple

  • Helps prevent scar formation

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What is a burn?

The skin can cope well with warmth: think about a hot day or a hot bath. But the skin can’t cope with extreme heat, which causes it to burn. Most burns are caused accidentally with hot tea or coffee.

A burn is not simply skin damage. A cut or scratch is painful but it heals, and a broken leg is put in a plaster cast to mend. But when the skin is burned it can sometimes be so severely damaged that it needs help to repair, even after the skin has closed again.

How the skin was burned, how hot it was and how long the skin was exposed to the heat are all factors that influence the depth of a burn. The severity of a burn is measured in degrees. The deeper the skin is burned, the more severe the burn and the higher the degree.

Customer reviews

ALHYDRAN is a great product. I'm using it after an ugly burn on my hand. The visual result is fantastic! Never thought it would be that good. Thanks.

Chris

Recently I had a serious accident, now I have 1st and 2nd degree burns on my chest and stomach. After applying ALHYDRAN I felt a strong relief of the itching, pain and dryness of my bandaged skin. Within a few days my skin became smoother and the scars faded.

Robby

I have used ALHYDRAN cream for a burn on my hand. The burn has healed nicely and is nearly no longer visible.

Sylvia

The three types of burns

First degree burns

This is the most common burn, and often takes the form of sunburn. The skin is slightly red and feels sensitive and sometimes painful. The redness and pain are usually gone within 24 hours. Because the skin of a sunburn is still present the skin will restore completely.

Second degree burns

A second degree burn is a deeper burn in which both the surface of the skin (epidermis) and the deeper skin (dermis) are damaged. The skin is red, painful and there may be blistering. Scars may remain.

Third degree burns

Third degree burns are extremely severe. To begin with, the burned area is white (e.g. a fuel burn) or black (e.g. a firework burn). In time, the skin is brown and leathery. Because this is a very deep burns and important functions of the skin are burned, the healing of the skin is difficult. Scarring will occur.

 

Using ALHYDRAN for burns

ALHYDRAN helps you care for both mild, superficial and deep burns by speeding up the repair of newly-closed skin and reducing unpleasant symptoms. ALHYDRAN makes the skin more supple and reduces itching, redness and pain on the damaged skin. ALHYDRAN also helps prevent scar formation and cares for existing scars.

Deeper burns cause scars

In places where the skin is damaged, the body sets about repairing it. If only the epidermis is damaged by a burn, the body will produce new skin. A deeper burn in which a large area of the dermis is damaged will lead to a scar. Scars from deep burns cause severe symptoms if not treated properly.

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Burns case studies

Medics and skin professionals show how they use ALHYDRAN for burn treatment. The study focuses on the treatment of one patient. View the diagnosis, symptoms and personal experience of the practitioner and patient when using ALHYDRAN for burns

After 4 months ALHYDRAN

Hot water burn

  • Improves skin flexibility
  • Reduces itching and redness

After 1 year ALHYDRAN

Flame burn

  • Excellent color results
  • Improved elasticity of the scar

After 14 months ALHYDRAN

Second degree burn

  • Skin improved rapidly
  • Itching disappeared immediately

Literature references

We believe it is important that the claims we make have a solid basis. The information is based on various sources:


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Publication: Burns 2013
Author(s): Hoeksema Hde Vos MVerbelen JPirayesh AMonstrey S.


Moisturisers in scar management following burn: A servey report.
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Publication: Burns 2017
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Two years of experience with a new product based on aloe vera for hydration of burn scars.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2007
Author(s): S. Monstrey, MD, PhD, A. Pirayesh, MD, E. Lambrecht, RN, S. Lauwaert, RN, J. Verbelen, RN, MN, H. Hoeksema, RC
Institution: Burn Centre, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium


‘Itching, is there a remedy?’ a pilotstudy with a rehydration gel-cream in burnpatients.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, Budapest, Hungary, 2007 & The International Society for Burn Injuries (ISBI), Montreal, Canada, 2008
Author(s): H.J. van Kempen, RN, BHSc, J. Dokter, MD, I.M.M.H. Oen, MD
Institution: Burn Centre Rotterdam, the Netherlands


Effect of scar treatment products on unpleasant physical manifestations in patients suffering from extensive burn scarring.
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Publication: Presented at German-speaking Working Group for Burn Treatment (DAV), Styria, Austria, 2010
Author(s): Dr. med. Hans Ziegenthaler
Institution: Burn Rehabilitation Centre, Bad Klosterlausnitz, Germany,


Scars after large surface thermal burns – Registration of Quality of Life and therapeutic influence of Alhydran.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2011
Author(s): Dr. med. Hans Ziegenthaler
Institution: Burn Rehabilitation Centre, Bad Klosterlausnitz, Germany


Application of Alhydran in the treatment of pathologic scars after cryoshape therapy.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, The Hague, the Netherlands, 2011
Author(s): Dr. Uberto Giovannini
Institution: Dep. of Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Metz, France


Development of a new brochure making aftercare of burns more understandable for patients.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, Vienna, Austria, 2013
Author(s): Henk Hoeksema, Katrien van Gastel, Veerle van Geertruy, Pieter Lafaire, Jozef Verbelen, Stan Monstrey
Institution: Burn Centre, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium


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Publication: Presented at European Wound Management Association (EWMA) congress, Madrid, Spain, 2014
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Use of Alhydran cream in the treatment of burn scars following a chemical explosion – a case study.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, Hannover, Germany, 2015
Author(s): Rina Rijkenberg
Institution: Scar and Burns Aftercare Department, Oosterbeek, the Netherlands


The effect of a topical cream application on water distribution in healthy skin and burn scars: pilot project.
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Publication: Presented at European Burn Assosiation (EBA) congress, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 2018
Author(s): P. Moortgat, M. Anthonissen, J. Meirte, U. van Daele, T. van Hullebusch, C. Lafaire, L. de Cuyper, K. Maertens
Institution: OSCARE – Organisation for burns, scar after-care and research, Antwerp, Belgium,


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Publication: Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2002
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