advertisement
14 December 2009

Beat the burn

We show you what to do with burns that occur in the home.

0

Ever stepped on a glowing coal that has fallen off a braai? Been scalded by steam from a microwaved meal? Splashed boiling water on yourself? We show you what to do with burns that occur in the home.
By Betina Louw

Burns are categorised in three ways. Depending on the severity and size of the wound,  a burn will be described as minor, moderate or deep.

The extent of the wounds on a  victim’s body is expressed as a percentage. As a general medical rule one per cent is  equal to the size of the victim’s open palm, for example. If a child suffers from burns of more than eight per cent or an adult has burns of more than  2 per cent of the body, that person has to be taken to hospital immediately.

Read the complete article in the Summer 2009/2010 issue of YOU Pulse. On shelves now.

Burns
Burns first aid

 
advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Live healthier

Get rid of lice! »

Toddler dies after DIY lice treatment Back-to-school head lice Comb out head lice

20 head lice myths debunked

Head lice are tiny, wingless insects that live in human hair. They cannot fly, jump or swim and are spread by head-to-head contact. Check out this infographic to learn more.

About gout »

Treatment of Gout Signs and symptoms of gout What is Gout?

Is your diet causing gout?

Suffering from gout? There's a lot you can do to prevent this horribly painful condition. Start by cutting out these 14 foods.