Special clothing for burn victims can serve a few purposes for burn victims: concealing burn scars, promoting healing, improving comfort, and protecting scars from the sun. Here are a few options burn victims might consider:
People who suffer major burns may have to wear compression garments, also called pressure garments. Burn patients may have to wear these tight-fitting garments for months or years. Pressure garments may improve circulation to reduce pain, protect the wound, and conceal scarring.
Seamless clothing is made of silk and woven fabrics. Burn patients may wear seamless clothes under other clothing. These clothes are designed to hold dressings in place and regulate body temperature, and to provide a comfortable texture on tender, burned skin.
Adaptive clothing refers to clothes that allow easier access to wounds and are easier to put on and take off. This may be crucial for burn patients who must redress burn wounds under their clothes or who have limited mobility due to their injuries.
High Socks and Tights
If you have burn scars on the lower legs, high socks, knee socks, knee highs, tights, and leggings are stylish ways to cover scarring with ordinary clothing. This can be less expensive than specialty clothing.
Clothing for Sun Protection
Clothing sold for sun protection will usually provide a wide range of comfortable options to cover up burn scars. Companies that make specialized travel and adventure clothing offer breathable, light-weight clothing that burn patients may use to cover their scars and protect scars from sun exposure.
Keeping your burn scars covered when exposed to sunlight will serve a few purposes:
- Provide privacy and coverage for your burn scars.
- Protect your tender skin from discomfort caused by the sun’s rays.
- Prevent further damage to your skin, as skin damaged by burns is photo-sensitive, meaning it is more sensitive to the sun.
- Prevent your burn scars from darkening, which can happen with sun exposure.
Rash-guard swim tops, often used by surfers, and board shorts of varying lengths can provide a stylish way to provide coverage for your burn scars while engaging in water sports. “Modest swim suits” can be a good option to cover burn scars too.
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