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Treating Burns, Scalds And Fractures


Burns And Scalds

Burns and scalds are injuries to body tissue caused by heat, chemicals or radiation.

  • Reduce the spread of heat, pain and swelling by placing the burnt area under cold running water or immerse in cold water for at least 10 minutes.
  • Gently remove any rings, watches, belts or constricting clothing from the injured area before to swell.
  • Cover the injured area with dean, preferably sterile, non-fluffy material.
  • A burnt fate may be covered with a gauze mask, with holes cut into it to assist the victim in breathing.
  • Do not break blisters or remove anything that is sticking to a burn.
  • Do not apply lotions, ointments or fat to the insured area.
  • Send the victim to the hospital.

Fracture

A fracture is a broken or cracked bone. 

Signs And Symptoms, Which Can Indicate That A Person Has A Fracture

  • Pain
  • The injured part cannot be moved normally.
  • It may have an unnatural shape or position.
  • There is swelling and sometimes bruising.
  • There is loss of strength.
  • There may be an irregularity or shortening of the affected limb.

Few Simple Rules To Remember When Attempting To Give First Aid Treatment For Fractures

  • Treat severe bleeding and difficulty in breathing first.
  • Treat on the spot.
  • Avoid unnecessary movement.
  • Immobilise the injured part: splint the joint above and the joint below the injury.
 

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