Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Treatments & Drugs (1/3)

Treatment of Epidermolysis Bullosa aims mainly at preventing complications and easing discomfort from blistering.

Skin care

Blisters may be large and, once broken, susceptible to infection and fluid loss. Following tips are recommend for treating blisters and raw skin:
c  Puncture blisters with a sterile needle to prevent the blister from spreading further. Leaving the roof of the blister intact allows for drainage of the blister while protecting the underlying skin.
c  Apply antibiotic ointment, petroleum jelly or other moisturizing substance before applying a special non-sticking bandage.
c  Soak wounds with a disinfectant solution. For wounds which doesn't heal may cause infection with bacteria such as pseudomonas. Soaks with diluted vinegar solution are sometimes used as a disinfectant, starting with a low enough concentration that the solution doesn't sting but is still helpful to remove germs.
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