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First Aid: Burns

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Burns are injuries to the tissues by heat. Here we will explain what to do to act on them or become nervous or frightened. There are three types of burns. The first degree, affecting the epidermis and the skin reddens.

burn injury

The second level are those that affect the skin by two layers (dermis and epidermis). It causes pain and blisters. And the third level occurs when the skin is charred. Affect all layers of skin, muscle and even bone, forming a crust as a result of destruction of tissue called eschar.

What we do with the Burn?

In minor burns:

  • Cool the burned area with cold water for several minutes.
  • Apply talc, oily liniment or ointment burns.
  • Cover the burn with sterile gauze (if we let it be very mild air), changing the cure at 48 hours.
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