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Burns and Their Management

Burns and Their Management

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Burns and Their Management
By CJ Lau28 Oct 2009
 
What causes burns
Dry heat (fire)
Wet heat (steam or hot liquids)
Radiation, heated objects, friction
Sun, chemicals, electricity
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Thermal burns are the most common kind of burns
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Occurs when flames, hot metals, scalding liquids,or steam come into contact with skin
 
Symptoms
Blisters
Pain (the degree of pain is not related to theseverity of the burns as most serious burnscan be painless)
Peeling skin
Redness, swelling
Shock (symptoms include pale and clammyskin, weakness, bluish of lips and fingernailsand drop in alertness )

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