Children have a more delicate skin than adults so burns and scalds affect them severely.
Children have a more delicate skin than adults so burns and scalds affect them severely. Burns and scalds are not the same. Burns are caused by dry heat, for example, by an iron or fire. Scalds, on the other hand, are caused by wet heat, for example, hot water or steam.
Burns and scalds cause:
Burns are of 3 levels - first, second, and third degree burns:
A few things to keep in mind before treating burns at home:
Treating burns and scalds at home:
Call the doctor if:
Oral trauma refers to injuries to the mouth and/or teeth.
Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can hurt the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels.
Apart from insects or flies, babies and young children are known to put small objects in their ears like candy and beans.
When a part of the body is injured and blood from the damaged capillaries, with no place to go, gets trapped under the skin, forming a red or purplish mark called as a bruise.
Chances of drowning can be kept at the minimum by being completely prepared at all times.
Children break their bones either by falling or while playing a sport.
Proper measures post the shock without panicking will be helpful. Stay calm and help your child in the best way you can.
The nose is an essential part of our body. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer.
An ant bite usually goes unnoticed until some symptoms arise.
Kids are curious individuals. No matter how much cautious you are, they are bound to fall and get an injury some or the other day. Maintain your cool and do the best that you can to comfort your child.
Choking is caused due to an object — usually food or a toy — getting stuck in the airway. Because of this, the air can't flow normally into or out of the lungs, so the child can't breathe properly.
Natural disasters affect one and all. It is advisable to be best prepared.
Kids tend to swallow many items including toys, buttons, coins, earrings, rings, paper clips, game pieces, needles, pins, tacks, toothpicks, screws, button batteries, magnets, and nails.
Treatment for animal bites depends on the type of animal that has bitten your child.