Butter Paper as a Cost-Effective Dressing for Superficial Intermediate Thickness Burn

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2020, Volume: 22(A), Issue. (1)
First page: (93) Last page: (102)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
doi: 10.48165/ijabms.2020.22117

Butter Paper as a Cost-Effective Dressing for Superficial Intermediate Thickness Burn
Moolchand Prajapat1 and Suyash Singodiya2*
1Assistant Professor, 2Third Year Resident, Department of Plastic Surgery AMC MET Medical College & SETH L.G. HOSPITAL ,AHMEDABAD
Corresponding author email id:drsuyashbmc@gmail.com

Online Published on 02-Jan-2020

ABSTRACT

Background: Majority of facial burns occur in children, which tends to be superficial intermediate type. uuch wounds heal without scarring but needs dressing to prevent infection.Methods: The burn area is cleaned and sterilized butter paper is put over the wounds after dipping and soaking it in normal saline, under sterile conditions.Results: Patient treated with butter paper did not need frequent dressing changes, had less pain during treatment and removal, less infections meant reduced need for medications, hospital stay was reduced. All these resulted in reduced scars on healing.Conclusion: The use of butter paper is a cost efective therapeutic method of treatment of superficial burns. It’s efcacious in facial burns especially in children, more so in patients who cannot aford collagen or other expensive dressings.

Keywords

uuperficial intermediate thickness burns, butter paper