Burns and Burn TreatmentsWritten by Steve Larson
There are an estimated 4,500 deaths and 45,000 hospitalizations per year in United States as a result of burn-related injuries. A burn is a type of injury to skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals or radiation. Types of burns are divided into 3 categories; first degree, second degree and third degree. Each type of burn must be treated in a specific manner and it is important to know how to recognize each form of burn as well as treatment methods used in each specific situation. Treating a burn in an incorrect manner can cause serious harm to victim. Here is a summary of each form of burn as well as treatment methods for each:
1.First Degree Burns - This is least serious type of burn and will usually heal on its own within a couple days. First degree burns typically heal completely and rarely result in any form of scarring. This type of burn injures epidermis (top layer of skin) and usually produces a pink or reddish color on area of skin which is burnt.
Treatment – First degree burns (also known as minor burns) can be treated at home and very rarely require medical assistance. Your best option is to run burnt area under cool water for approximately 10 minutes to stop burning. Do not use ice or cold water since they can potentially cause further damage to skin. If you are applying a bandage to wound, make sure it is loose otherwise it will stick to burn, become painful and possibly cause infection. Vitamins C, E and zinc will help with healing process, but only in recommended amounts. Aloe Vera is said to have healing properties as well.
2.Second Degree Burns – This type of burn is an injury to tissues in body. Second degree burns are classified according to amount of tissue they affect and how deep they are. Second degree burns not only injure epidermis but continue down to deeper layers of skin called dermis. Second degree burns are usually bright red and produce blisters. This type of burn is likely to cause scarring and usually takes about one to three weeks to heal.
When considering a lift chair...Written by Joe Williamsburg
What size is your room? Your lift chair is an integral part of your home and as such needs to match and fit room of choice.
What size are you? Height, weight, width Lift chairs generally come in 4 sizes: Small-Petite Lift Chairs, Medium-Large Lift Chairs, Extra-Large & Wide Lift Chairs and Tall Lift Chairs. As a general guide, Small-Petite Lift Chairs are recommended for users 5'4" tall and below and can hold weight capacities of 300 lbs. to 325 lbs. Medium-Large Lift Chairs are recommended for users between 5'5" and 6' tall and usually have capacities of 375 lbs. Tall Lift Chairs are for users 6'1" to 6'6" tall and have weight capacities of 375 lbs. Extra-Large & Wide Lift Chairs have seat widths from 25" to 30" and capacities from 375 lbs. to 700 lbs.
How much time will you spend in your lift chair daily? Some lift chairs have softer back styles while other lift chairs have firmer back cushions. The button style back lift chairs are usually of firmer variety while pillow style back lift chairs have softer cushions.