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Pet Burns

Ever watch a cat jump up on a stove and think, “what if that had been on?” Dogs will instinctively stay away from heat but cats love heat and may go too close to a heat source. Cats will also lie on hot surfaces and not realize that the surface is too hot. If a cat or dog becomes burned over 25%...

A Look At Chemical Burns

If you think of ways to get burned, chances are things like fire, hot water, or cooking appliances are often the first things to come to mind. And while these burn are some of the most common that people suffer from, they are not the only cause. There are other burns that can be just as painful and even...

Burn Prevention And Treatment

Today’s technology has made our day to day lives much easier. Coffeemakers help us to wake up in the morning. Irons press our clothes so that we look presentable. Microwaves heat up food for lunch, and stoves and ovens help us put dinner on the table. Unfortunately, many of these products also come...

Burn Prevention And When To Call Medical Professionals

The best way to help burn victims is to be active in preventing burn injuries. There are several practical tips we can all learn about how to prevent burns. There are easy steps to remember about when it is necessary to contact professional medical care if a burn should happen. To help prevent burns at...

Preventing Cornea Burns

When most people think of burns, the might imagine burning a hand or an arm on the oven or stove. However, another common burn that occurs in the household are burns to the eye – particularly the cornea. The corneas is the clear part of the eye that sits over the colored part of the eye and the pupil...

Topical Treatments For Burn Scars

Burn can be very traumatic for the victims who suffer from them, both in a physical and an emotional sense. The scars left behind from burns can be a painful reminder of the event, dredging up memories every time you see it. For some victims, these scars can make it difficult to move on with their lives...

The Burn Caused By The Sun

Many individuals old and young suffer from burns caused by the sun, commonly called: sunburn. Sunburn is an inflammation of the skin caused by overexposure to the ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Individuals can experience a similar burn when they use a sunlamp for too long. Your eyes can also become...

Protecting Children From Burns

Burns happen to hundreds of people every day. Whether it happen from car accidents, house fires, or simply accidents from hot objects around the home, burns can be terribly uncomfortable and leave lasting scars. Unfortunately, many of the victims of burns are children. Thousands of children are killed or...

How To Distinguish Between And Treat Minor And Major Burns

There are several distinguishing marks to look for when making an identification of a burn in order to identify if it is a minor burn or a major burn. First-degree burns and second-degree burns that are less than the area of your palm are considered to be minor burns. Second-degree burns that are the size...

Preventing Workplace Burns

When many people think of receiving a burn, they imagine picking up a pan that is still hot from the oven or maybe the business end of their fireplace poker. And while many burns do occur in the home, another major danger of burning happens in the workplace. Heat burns can lead to an average of 5 lost work...

Protecting Yourself From Sauna Burns

Saunas are becoming a more and more popular relaxation treat for Americans. However, because they are relatively new many people do not know how to use them properly and run the risk of burning themselves. In order to use a sauna safely and properly, it is helpful to know what you should or shouldn’t...

How To Prevent Household Burns

Many of the childhood burns that have occurred are preventable. The majority of household burns occur in the kitchen. There are many steps adults can take to make the kitchen area safe. Here are some safe rules to follow that will allow you and your family members to prevent burns from happening. When...

Identifying The Severity Of A Burn

When giving first aid to a burn victim, the first thing that needs to be done is to identify the severity of the burn. Knowing how bad the burn is helps when deciding how to treat the burn, or if the burn victim should be given emergency assistance. There are 3 common levels of burn identification with two...

An Indepth Look At Sunburn

If you have ever spent too much time at the beach, you have probably noticed one of two outcomes. Either you were one of the lucky few who found yourself getting darker, or you went home with a nasty case of sunburn. Most of this has to do with the amount of melanin that is found naturally in your skin....

First Aid Tips For Different Degrees Of Burns

Burns can be categorized based on how severe they are and how much of the victim’s bodily tissues are involved. You have probably heard of first, second, and third degree burns, with first degree burns being the mildest form and third degree burns being the most severe. First aid for burns is specific...
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