Welcome to the Adult Burn Support UK (ABSUK) forum
Our forum is free and provides a safe place for adult burn survivors to connect and support each other by discussing and sharing their personal experiences of burns related issues. It’s easy to use: simply browse the ‘recent topics’ listed in each category to see what’s being talked about. You can post, comment or reply by clicking an existing topic or if you can’t find what you’re looking for, start a new topic by clicking into a category, click add topic, name it and type your message. You need to be registered to use our forum so please register or login
If at any time you are unhappy with posts you see on our forum, please report it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here burn survivors can share their experiences. Ask questions, pose dilemmas, share and discuss the challenges faced by burn survivors during recovery from and life after a burn injury. In sharing your experiences, you can support each other.
Exercise helps improve flexibility, strength and stamina. The sooner you are able to begin everyday activity the better. Here you can post your questions about and personal experiences of exercising and regaining fitness after burn injury.
There are lots of different options to help manage or change the appearance of burn scars. Here you can share your experiences with treatments such as laser therapy, microneedling, pressure garments, medical tattooing etc.
For some people hair loss can be one of the most difficult changes to deal with after a burn. Here you can discuss your hair loss experience – what have you tried? Share ideas about what has/has not been helpful – wigs, hair systems, tissue expanders, micropigmentation etc.
Sometimes burn injuries can change the way we relate to others including family, friends, partners and colleagues for better or worse. In sharing your experiences, you can support each other.
Some people may choose to hide their visible burn scars with camouflage makeup. Share your experiences or ideas about camouflage.
Itching is a natural part of healing but can be very difficult to cope with. Here you can share your experience of itchy scars and what you used to help tolerate the itching.
Experiencing a burn at any age usually means finding ways to cope with pain, physical discomfort and emotional distress. There are many different coping strategies which others might find helpful too. Share your ideas and challenges in this section.