Can A Fish Skin Treat Your Burns?

Can A Fish Skin Treat Your Burns?



Many of us know different ways for treating burns. But we all have heard about some of the traditional ways of treating burns by using pigs and human tissue. When there is some shortage of these things occurred in Brazil, an alternative way of treating burns has been found. Researchers at the José Frota Institutea found that Tilapia (a kind of fish) skin works as a therapy for treating burns.

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So when this fish is gutted, it does not end up in the plate. When histological studies were carried out, it has been proved that the skin has a great quality of type 1 collagen, a protein that heals the burns and stays moist for a longer time. There is no need of changing it frequently. Therefore, doctors in Brazil started to use this fish skin for treating burns. It acts as a high resistance to traction by which it is similar to human skin.



Injured areas of the body are left open to the elements and may cause infection. The treatments also include gauze and a special cream. To avoid contamination, the bandages need to be changed often. This skin of fish can be directly applied on the skin.

Will it be sterilized?

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Of course, doctors can’t simply attach the skin of tilapia. First and foremost thing to do is it should be dunked in chlorhexidine, an antiseptic, and then it’s given a bath in glycerol. At last, it needs to receive radio sterilization to cleanse its contamination. Doctors can sterilize it and use up to 2 years.

Do not worry about getting burns and go with tilapia skin to get well soon!

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