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Information about Burns

The most common injury that is caused due to accidents is Burns. Children and even adults experience Burns either while cooking, working with electric items, ironing clothes etc. Read here some useful info on the types and the general first aid for different types of Burns.

  1. A burn is a type of injury that may be caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction.burns
  2. Burns can affect the muscle, bone, blood vessel, dermal and epidermal tissue thus causing a lot of pain and severe injury to the nerves.
  3. Burns are classified into 3 categories by degrees: first-, second-, third-degree burns.
  4. First-degree burn : The least serious burns in which only the outer layer of skin is burned.
  5. Second-degree burn : The first layer of skin has been burned through and the second layer of skin (dermis) also is burned. These produce severe pain and swelling.
  6. Third-degree burn : The most serious burns are painless, involve all layers of the skin and cause permanent tissue damage.
  7. First aid tips for minor burns : Hold the burned area under cold running water for at least five minutes, Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage.
  8. For the minor burns don’t use ice, don’t apply butter or ointments to the burn, don’t break blisters.
  9. First aid tips for the major burns : call for medical help immediately. By the time help comes don’t remove burnt clothing, don’t immerse large severe burns in cold water, check for signs of breathing, coughing or movement, raise the heart portion of the body above the burned parts, cover the burned area with a cool, moist, sterile bandage or moist towels.

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