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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...

Avoiding A Sunburn

Perhaps one of the most common types of burns that people will suffer from is a sunburn. When the weather turns warm and school gets out, more and more people turn to the outdoors as a way to have fun and relax. While getting outside can be a great way to get exercise or reduce stress, it also puts you at...

Easy Home Burn Remedies

If you suffer from a minor, instead of reaching for the first aid kit you might be reaching for the kitchen pantry instead. While major burn injuries should receive medical attention as soon as possible, here are some easy home burn remedies you can try on first degree burns. Toothpaste For a closed, minor...

Relieving The Pain And Discomfort Of Burns

Burns can come from a variety of sources. You can scald yourself on hot water, catch the rack in your oven with your arm when pulling a cake out, or touch a fireplace iron that has gotten too hot. This can cause a varying amount of burning, pain and discomfort. The best treatment for a burn is to avoid...

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...

Keeping Your Child Safe From Accidental Burns

A child will explore the world through the sense of touch. This is how a child learns the first lessons about the objects in the home, yard and other areas that they come into contact with; these first lessons should not include burns. Burns are painful reminders of kids getting too close to hot objects,...

Tanning Bed Danger

Every year, thousands of women (and some men) flock to tanning beds to help get a winter glow or get a head start on their summer tan. However, this practice can lead to serious burns, a risk which often goes underestimated. Most tanning bed burns are mild, first degree burns that leave the skin red and...

Treating A Sunburn

Maybe you spent a day at the beach, the local pool, or simply outside enjoying the weather or getting work done. Either way, you had a great day and enjoyed your fair share of the sunshine and the warmer weather associated with such activities. Unfortunately, upon your arrival home, you realize that maybe...

First Aid For Hot And Cold Burns

There are different types of burns, hot and cold and treating them depends on what causes the burn and how severe the burn is. Immersing the burned area in cool water and applying clean, cool compresses should cool first-degree burns. Pain can be treated with Tylenol or aloe Vera ointment to cool the skin...

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...

Childhood Burns

There are many situations that occur during childhood in which a child can end up with burns. It is imperative that parents and caregivers be aware of these situations and take necessary precautions to safeguard children from the possibility of burns. Situations that can cause burns: Kids can be burned...

Pets Can Be Burned Too

Your beloved cat or dog can sustain a burn so it is important that pet owners be aware of this possibility and help to prevent this from happening to your cat or dog. Possible causes of pet burns: Burns can be caused by heat, chemical spills, electrical shocks, or radiation such as sunburn. Cats with white...

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...

First Aid For Electrical Burns

Electrical burns are common in the home because of the many electrical appliances and outlets found there. Small children especially may be at risk when they are left to explore uncovered outlets or appliances that are in reach and left plugged in. Adults can also be susceptible to accidental electrical...

When Burns Need Medical Treatment

Most people have had a minor burn sometime in their lives. Maybe you picked up a hot pot, had cooking grease splatter on you, or stuck you hand in some dish water that had gotten a little too hot. If this has happen to you, then you know how painful a minor can be both after it happens and as it is healing....
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