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Severe Burns

Burns, as commonly associated with injuries, is a condition in which the patient experiences a heightened burning sensation on the skin. Clinically, it is defined as a condition in which the skin is s..

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Burns, as commonly associated with injuries, is a condition in which the patient experiences a heightened burning sensation on the skin. Clinically, it is defined as a condition in which the skin is severely damaged, and so are the skin cells and tissues. Under severe burns, the skin cells will die. In this condition, the patient has to be treated under emergency to avoid further health complications. In human anatomy, skin regulates the body temperature and fluid. Under severe burns, skin loses its ability to control the body temperature. The body will also become susceptible to bacteria and virus attacks. Under any type of burn injury, swelling and fluid collection happens in the burn area. It is likely to break skin, and exposes the body to risk of infection. According to W.H.O, an estimated 2,65,000 deaths every year are caused by burns, with the vast majority in low-and middle-income countries. Non-fatal burn injuries are a leading cause of morbidity, and occur mainly in home and at workplace.

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Severe Burns
Symptoms
Symptoms

The common symptoms of the disease may include:

  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Blisters

Causes
Causes

Some of the most probable causes include:

  • Scalds in young children
  • Open sockets
  • Bites on electrical cords

Risks
Risks

The main risk factors include:

  • Permanent scarring.
  • Excessive pain and irritation.
  • Redness of the burnt area
  • Pigmentation

Prevention
Prevention

In order to prevent the occurrence of the disease, one should do the following things:

  • Applying a cream over the burns regularly.
  • Protecting the skin from exposure to heat.
  • Keeping the wound clean

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