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Burns- its types, causes and prevention by balfour morris





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Burns- its types, causes and prevention


 
Health

Most burns are minor injuries that occur at work or home. It is general to get a minor burn from hot water, touching a hot stove or a curling iron. Home treatment is normally all that is required for preventing and healing other problems.

Types:

  • Heat (thermal) burns are induced by steam, fire, hot objects or liquids. Scald burns from hot liquids are the most general burning to older adults and children.
  • Cold temperature burns are induced by skin exposure to windy, wet or cold conditions.
  • Electrical burns are induced by connection with electrical sources or by lightning.
  • Chemical burns are induced by contact with industrial chemicals in a liquid, solid, or gas form or with household. Natural foods such as chili peppers, which include a substance irritating to the skin, can induce a burning sensation.
  • Radiation burns are induced by the sun, sunlamps, tanning booths, radiation therapy for cancer treatment or X-rays.
  • Friction burns are induced by contact with any hard surface such as roads ("road rash"), gym floor surfaces or carpets. They are usually both a scrape (abrasion) and a heat burn. Athletes who fall on courts, floors or tracks may get attrition burning to the skin. Bicycle or motorcycle riders who have road accidents while not wearing defensive clothing also may get friction burns.

Causes:

Breathing in gases or hot air can injure your lungs (inhalation injuries). Breathing in toxic gases, like carbon monoxide, can induce poisoning. Injure the skin layers and can also injure other parts of the body, such as blood vessels, muscles, lungs, nerves, and eyes. The degree of it is defined depending on how many layers of skin and tissue are burned. The larger the burned area, and deeper the burn the more severe the burn is.

Risk factors:

  • The depth, cause, size, influenced age, body area, and health of the burn victim.
  • Any other injuries that occurred and the need for follow-up care.
  • Most burning that occur in children younger than age 5 are scald burns from hot liquids.
  • Over half of all burns occur in the 18- to 64-year-old age group.
  • Older adults are at a higher risk for burning, mainly scald burns from hot liquids.
  • Men are twice as feasible to have burn injuries as women.

Prevention:

When a child or vulnerable adult is burned, it is significant to find out how the burn occurred. If the reported induce of the burn does not match how the burn looks, misuse must be considered. Self-inflicted burns will need treatment as well as an evaluation of the person's emotional health.

Infection is a worry with all burns. Look for signs of infection during the healing process. Home treatment for a minor burn will minimize the risk of infection. Deep burns with open blisters are more feasible to become infected and need medical treatment.

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