Keep a Fire Blanket around the House or in the Caravan - you never know when you may need it.
Burns Dressings will sooth very painful wounds, but if the burn is serious, seek medical attention immediately.
The Burnaid Gel range is used for the immediate first aid treatment of burns, it comes in various forms including burn dressings, sachets and tubes of gel. Burnaid rapidly cools the burn, helping to prevent further tissue damage and aids in the healing process while offering the patient rapid and ongoing pain relief.
Burnaid Gel consists of in excess of 90% water trapped in the proprietary gel and contains a small percentage of Melaleuca Oil (distilled from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree). Melaleuca Oil is a proven antiseptic, which exhibits local anaesthetic and antiinflammatory properties.
The Burnaid Dressing consists of a 3mm thick pad of open cell foam impregnated with the Burnaid gel. When placed on a burn, a 3mm layer of gel is held on the skin.
Yes it can – Burnaid can be used on all degrees of burns, from superficial sunburn, to partial and full thickness burns, even where there are open skin wounds present. Extensive testing and trials of the Burnaid Hydrogel have shown it will not cause any tissue damage. Burnaid is completely sterile and will also assist with secondary infections by protecting the wound.
That is correct - Other creams or lotions are petroleum or waxed based and can trap heat in the wound. They can also cover the wound in a film-like substance and make wound assessment for medical practitioners difficult. Whereas Burnaid dressings and gels are water based gels (>90% water) that break down with heat from the burn injury. This releases water onto the wound and cools through evaporation and convection airflow. It is completely water soluble and any extra gel breaks down and can be washed away with water or saline. Basically Burnaid is water in a gel.
Burnaid dressings and gel do contain a small percentage of Melaleuca Alternifolia or Tea Tree Oil (TTO). Extensive studies have shown that pure TTO 50% and 100% solutions have a 2/100 reaction rate. This is equivalent to the reaction rate for hand soaps sanitizers etc. Since Burnaid use a 1% and 4% TTO solution diluted into its hydrogel, possible reactions are even smaller.
Burnaid is a sterile product that has a shelf life of 5 years from date of manufacture.