Burns

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Burning takes place not only due to the fire but also due to electricity, sunshine, hot things etc. This note provides information about symptoms of burns and its first aid.
Burns

Burning takes place not only due to the fire but also due to electricity, sunshine, hot things etc etc. There will be swelling mark on the skin if burnt with metal or thing. But if it burns with hot water there will be blister on the skin. The burning affects the skin at first but if deep burns it affects muscles, nerves etc.


The symptoms of burns

  • Blisters are seen on burnt skin.
  • Skin is burnt and wounds occur.
  • Victims feels thirsty.
  • The rate of pulse increases.
  • Urination decreases.
  • If the burnt is deep, the patient will be unconscious.

First Aid to burns

  • Victims should be separated from the fire and put out the fire.
  • Blanket or any thick cloth should be used to put out the fire if the cloth of victim is burning.
  • Burnt part should be submerged into water for ten minutes.
  • Do not burst the blister and do not use medicine without doctor's suggestion.

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Things to remember
  • Burning takes place not only due to the fire but also due to electricity, sunshine, hot things etc etc.
  • There will be swelling mark on the skin if burnt with metal or thing.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers
The safety measures adopted to be away from burn are:
  • Keep away matchbox and other inflammable objects from children.
  • Should develop the habit of stub out cigarettes thoroughly in an ashtray.
  • Put out the fire properly after finishing the work.
  • Switch off or disconnect apparatus if not in use. Always pull out the plug.
  • Avoid clothes and other objects over fire place.
The burn is classified into three types on the basis of degree of skin damage. They are:
  • First degree burn
  • Second degree burn
  • Third degree burn
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