FIrst aid for burns

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Burns commonly result from the sun, scalding by hot liquids, fire, electricity or chemicals.

Very young children have especially sensitive skin and even a burn from a cup of coffee can prove fatal.

Symptoms and signs of burns
Pain is not an indicator of the severity of a burn. Burns are classified into superficial, intermediate and deep – according to the depth and size.

The size of the burnt area is also important in assessing how serious the burn is. As a rule of thumb: the open hand of the burnt person represents one percent of the body surface area.


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