The Gel Burn free is a pain relieving burn gel used as first aid for minor burns including sunburn.
It can be used in many situations:
- Burns with fire or heat
- Cold burns
- Friction Burns (Example Synthetic)
- to calm down
- Relieves pain
BurnFree Pain Relieving Gel is transparent, approximately 96% water based, 100% water-soluble, is highly viscous, and has a superior preservative system. The gel effectively cools and soothe the burn wound while remaining in place on the burn injury rather than running off the wound as water would.
Important: For use on external minor burns only. OF condition persists or an infection develops, consult a physician.
How and Why BurnFree Works?
- BurnFree works! How? BurnFree gel draws the heat out of burn injuries and into the hydrogel. This cools the burn injury providing pain relief and helps stop the burn progression. BurnFree also keeps the wound site moist so that the body will not lose more water, helping to keep burn victims from entering into shock. BurnFree is a viscous gel. This allows the exposed nerve endings to be covered by the gel, offering near immediate pain relief.
- While water will cool the burn, it is often difficult if not impossible to keep water over the entire burn area. Also, a large volume of water is required to cool even a small burn. BurnFree works best because the BurnFree gel is viscous, meaning that it will stay on the burn and draw out the heat, making it easier to cool the burn with BurnFree than with water. By covering the burn site, BurnFree will also help to prevent contamination until medical care is obtained.
- Hypothermia is a concern in treating burn victims because loss of skin means loss of heat via radiation and evaporation. Hypothermia occurs when the body loses heat faster than it can produce it, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Using ice on a burn injury will not only lower the temperature of the skin, but can cause vasoconstriction thus increasing the zone of necrosis. Also, using water cold enough to sufficiently cool the burn is conducive to causing hypothermia if used for the indicated 10-20 minutes.
- Using BurnFree, a hydrogel, mitigates this risk of hypothermia while providing all of the same benefits of cooling and soothing the burn. BurnFree helps stop the progression of the burn by drawing the heat out.
- BurnFree works by relieving the pain, rapidly removing the heat, and cooling the burn.
If you understand burn injuries, you will understand how important the BurnFree product line is in the first aid treatment of burn injuries.
Burn wounds can be complicated. However, there are two main principles to the first aid treatment of burn injuries:
- 1— Cool the burn to limit the severity of the burn injury,
- 2 — Relieve the pain felt by the patient by covering exposed nerve endings. The basic facts relating to burn injuries are important to understand.
Burn injuries are classified according to the extent and depth of the injury. An accurate estimate of the extent of the burn wound is important in determining the need for hospitalization and the initial and definitive treatment required for the victim.
First-degree burns are moist and red in color and are painful. There are usually no blisters with a first-degree burn and they often heal within seven days. Sunburn is a typical first-degree burn. Treat a first-degree burn as a minor burn unless it involves substantial portions of the hands, feet, face, groin or buttocks, or a major joint, which requires emergency medical attention.
Second-degree (Partial Thickness Burn)
If the second-degree burn is no larger than 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) in diameter, treat it as a minor burn. If the burned area is larger or if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, groin or buttocks, or over a major joint, treat it as a major burn and get medical help immediately.
Third/Fourth-degree (Full-Thickness Burn)
The skin is charred and leathery and often depressed from the surrounding tissue when a third or fourth-degree burn has occurred. With a fourth-degree burn the bone is charred. These burns usually are not painful because the nerve endings have been destroyed. These burns require medical care, typically involving skin grafting.