Burns

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50,000 hospital visits due to burns in Australia annually

The kitchen is the most dangerous room in the house for burns

60 Degree water can burn a child’s skin in only a second

FOR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION

Burn Gel Dressing

Burns can range from mild to severe. To avoid further tissue damage, burns should be treated straight away with a burn gel dressing. This dressing soothes the burn and aids in the healing process. Watch this video to learn how to apply a burn gel dressing.

Immediately call for medical attention for all serious burns.

COVERING BURNS

Waterproof Film Dressing

For longer term burn covering and to assist in the healing process, burns should be covered with a waterproof dressing. This allows the wearer to shower without needing to redress, and can be kept in place for up to 7 days. What this video to learn how to apply a waterproof film dressing to a burn.

What’s the difference between first, second, third and fourth degree burns?

Degrees of a burn refers to how much damage it’s done to the layers of skin, so how much damage does each degree do?

1st Degree – Affects the top layer of skin only.

2nd Degree – Affects the top layer and the dermis underneath. This burn will blister and be much sorer to the touch.

3rd Degree – Destroys two layers of your skin completely and severs nerve endings.

4th Degree – Catastrophic damage to skin and bones, muscles or tendons underneath. Can be potentially life threatening

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