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Keyword: Burns; Language: English

Acid and chemical burns

the NHS website

Burns caused by acid, alkaline or caustic chemicals can be very damaging and need immediate medical attention. Call 999 and ask for urgent help.

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Blisters

the NHS website

A blister is a small pocket of fluid that forms in the upper layers of the skin. It usually forms when the outer layer of the skin has been damaged. Fluid collects under the damaged skin, cushioning the tissue underneath. This protects the tissue fr...

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Burns and scalds

the NHS website

Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. Both are treated in the same way. A burn is caused by dry heat, from an iron or fire for example. A scald is caused by something wet, such as hot water or steam. Burns can be very painful and ca...

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Erythromelalgia

the NHS website

Erythromelalgia is a rare condition that causes episodes of burning pain and redness in the feet, and sometimes the hands, arms, legs, ears and face. Symptoms of erythromelalgia can begin at any age. Some people may have had it from early childh...

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Jellyfish and other sea creature stings

the NHS website

Most stings from sea creatures in the UK are not serious and can be treated with first aid. Sometimes you may need to go to hospital. What to do if you've been stung Important Get help if possible Ask a lifeguard or someone with first aid train...

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Picture Communication Tool - Sources of burns injuries

Picture Communication Tool - an aid to healthcare interaction

The Picture Communication Tool comprises sets of drawings that can be used with people whose first language is not English, or who are unable to communicate verbally. It cannot replace the need for interpreters but can be useful for day to day activi...

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