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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....

Burn Information That You Should Know

Burns can happen at anytime at home, work or even at school. They can happen while on vacation or while out working in the yard. Knowing how to recognize the level of a burn and which burns can be treated at home and which ones need immediate medical attention can make a difference to the burned...

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....

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...

Treating A Thermal Burn

Treating a thermal burn is different from treating a chemical or electrical burn. The skin coming into contact with a heat source such as a hot metal, flame, or a hot surface, solid or liquid, causes a thermal burn. It is important to first remove the individual from the heat source so that the danger from...

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...

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...

What To Do About Sunburn

Most of us have either had sunburn or seen someone with sunburn. It looks like it hurts and it is not hard to imagine how much it hurts just by looking at it. Sunburn is a burn from the sun. The skin reddens from overexposure to the sun or other ultraviolet light. Technically the skin burns once the...

A Perfect Natural Burn Remedy

Burns happen all the time around the house. Maybe you dump your morning cup of coffee in your lap or accidentally touch the stove top while it is on. While minor burns can often be treated with basic first aid tips at home, more serious ones will need medical care. Even minor burns can be uncomfortable to...
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