Sunday, May 4, 2008

Health Tip: Handling Burns

Would you know what to do if a family member got a thermal burn?That's the term for a burn caused by contact with open flame, hot liquid, a hot surface, or other source of high heat.Do you know the 4 C's of burn care (Univ of Missouri)?Cool the wound, Clean the wound, Cover the wound and Call the doctorThe Shriners HospitalsFor Children suggests these steps (HealthDayNews) :Get the victim away from the heat source as quickly and safely as possible.Cool the burn with cold water ( not ICE/ icewater).Cover the area with a sterile pad or clean sheet.Maintain the person's body temperature andtake the victim to the nearest medical facility.Do not apply oils, sprays or ointments to a serious burn.Some other do's and dont's:For eye burns, seek medical opinion immediately, do NOT put eye drops/ ointmentsIn case of a small burn, you may apply an antiseptic cream before seeking medical adviceIf the burn is larger than the size of the palm (in adults) do seek out a doctorDO NOT puncture blisters, they are sterile and prevent infectionIn case of limb burns, remove constricting things like rings, bangles, belt, boots etc. as it may be difficult to remove them later due to swelling.If you want to know treatment for heat burn online visit us at here you can post your question easily and can get the assistance of medical experts.

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