New research on the treatment of itch after burns presented at EBA 2023

From 6 to 9 September, we attended the European Burns Association Congress 2023. This congress in Nantes (France) was themed around the life beyond survival. BAP Medical provided information about our products for the aftercare of scars. Additionally, Dutch burn specialist H.W.C. Hofland presented new research.

Itch has a massive impact on quality of life

The poster presentation shed light on the treatment of itch after burns. Hofland analyzed data collected through surveys on the occurrence of itch after burn injury and on the treatment (e.g. usual care and aftercare) of itching burn scars.

This study shows that itch, or pruritus, is a huge problem for burn survivors: it has a massive impact on quality of life. The experience of itch reduces after 12 months, but 29% of the respondents still suffer from itch after one year.

Topical ointments such as ALHYDRAN are preferred

In this study, oral medication is prescribed for 26% of burn injury patients and has merely a moderate effect after 6 and 12 months. After 12 months, only one respondent still uses oral medication. Topical ointments, such as ALHYDRAN, are preferred by the respondents over oral medication.

ALHYDRAN appears to be very effective for many patients. Even after 12 months, 34% of the patients still applied the cream, resulting in a near complete reduction of itch.

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