Accidental burns, whether caused by cooking, a car accident or any other mishap, can be quite painful and difficult to treat. Regardless of the severity of the burn, taking immediate action is an essential part of the treatment process. Not only will this help to reduce damage, but it will also help to minimize scarring and the other long-term effects of burns. Yet, many people do not realize that different types of burns require a different form of treatment.
Heat burns come in two primary forms: those caused by fire and those caused by hot liquid. If you are suffering from a heat burn caused by fire, you should first smother the flames by covering them with water or a blanket. If your clothes have caught fire, stop, drop and roll to the ground to further assist with smothering the fire. If your burn is caused by hot water, run cool water over the affected area for 10 to 20 minutes.
Cold Temperature Burns
When affected by cold temperatures, you need to warm those areas that have been burned. Blowing warm air onto the affected body part, putting it in water or tucking it inside your clothing are all strategies for preventing further damage.
Chemical burns can result from being exposed to certain liquids, even the chemicals in foods such as chili peppers can result in a chemical burn. To address this type of burn, you need to first identify the chemical that caused the burn. Then, contact the Poison Control Center of the National Poison Control Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 for information regarding how to treat that specific burn.
Regardless of the type of burn you have experienced, Dr. Crismon, MD of Advanced Spine & Rehab can help. More than your standard Mesa chiropractor, Dr. Crismon offers a full range of medical services. From treating illnesses to providing expert medical service for injuries, Dr. Miller can help with all of your medical needs.