Second-degree burns: Blister burns- Causes & Effects

Second-degree burns are also known as partial thickness burns and one of the key characteristics of such burns is that they lead to the formation of blisters. Human skin has three distinct layers, namely, the epidermis, the topmost layer that acts as a waterproof barrier; the dermis, the second layer that comprises hair follicles, sweat […]

Best Handling Tips for Thermal Burn

Thermal burns are primarily caused by an open flame or contact with a hot object. These can also be caused due to steam or other hot/molten liquid, electrical burns, UV radiation, and harsh chemicals (chemical reactions that produce heat on contact with skin). Thermal injury cases have been widely reported in households, among adults and […]

Fire Safety Tips: How to Prevent Scalding Injuries

Scalding is a form of thermal burn that is caused when a person comes in contact with hot liquids or steam. However, scalds are generally first and second-degree burns but a prolonged contact with hot liquids can also cause third-degree burns. These burns are not only painful but also destroy the cells of the affected […]

Essential Burn Care Treatment: A Guide for Post Burn Skin Care

Post-burn skin care can come across as a challenging task, overwhelming even, to someone who has sustained serious burn injuries. Even though post-burn skin care extensively depends on the type and severity of the burn, there is a set guide recommended by every physician for a healing process that accompanies the least amount of distress.But […]

Infants And Elderly: The Most Prone To Burns

Accidents are inevitable; although, at times it can be prevented. One of the most preventable accident that causes damage to life and material possessions are caused by fire. Fire causes unexplainable physical injuries and the most affected are the elderly and infants who are dependent on parents/caregivers. Burns to elders and infants can not only […]

A Common Yet Serious Burn Issue: Hot Liquids And Burns

Burns are categorized differently such as acid burns, chemical burns, electrical burns, Gas stove burns etc. But did you know that the most common burns among children and old people are burns caused due to drinking hot liquids/ spilling hot drinks on themselves? While we know that hot liquids can cause a burn, we don’t […]

Types And Causes Of Burn Injuries

A burn injury primarily damages your body’s skin or the underlying tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. The damage occurred to the skin by a burn could be minor or life threatening depending on the intensity of the heat, the area exposed and the amount of damage it has brought to the skin. A burn […]

What Are Burn Wounds? How Can You Prevent Them?

“Don’t wait for a fire to locate the exits. Practice Fire Safety” – Frank Sonnenberg A burn wound is a damage to your body’s tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires, flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. There are 5 […]