A burn is a damage to the skin most often caused by fire/flame or steam and hot liquids.Burns can also be caused by chemicals,heated objects or even electricity.Whether you burn your hand on a pan of riped plantains, spend too much time in the sun or spill hot tea on your laps,burns are one of the most common household injuries.
They range from minor to serve,and while serious injuries can be life threatening burn that causes a break in the skin can result in an infection, which can lead to sepsis.Miild burns typically take around a week or two to completely heal and usually don't cause scaring.
The goal of burn treatment is to reduce pain, prevent infections and heal the skin faster.Sometimes incorrectly, called blood poisoning, sepsis is the body's often deadly response to infection.Sepsis kills and disables millions and requires early suspicion and treatment for survival.
Burns are categorized into three levels of based on severity.The varying degrees of burns have different symptoms and many requires treatment.
First degree burns can be caused by overexposure to the sun(sunburn),or brief contact with the hot material.First degree burns causes mild swelling, tenderness and redness.
Second-degree burns can be caused by contact with hot oil,grease,soup or microwaved liquids.In rare cases,sun exposure can also cause second-degree burns.Second degree burns affect deeper layers of the skin and cause blister and white,wet and shiny skin.
Common causes of third degree burns are steam,hot,oil,grease, chemicals,electrical currents and hot liquids.Third-degree burn can cause severe pain and potentially result in permanent tissues.
Some Natural Remedies To Sustain Burns
1.Cold Water - The first thing you should do when get a minor burn is run cool(not cold)water over the burn area for about 20 minutes.
6.Don't pop up blisters
7.Reducing Sun Exposure
8.Take an OTC pain reliever
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