Burns is one of the most common household emergencies, especially among children. They occur when your skin tissue is damaged by external factors such as heat, sunlight, chemicals, radiation, or electricity, and they come in different degrees. Most people can recover from burns over time without any after-effects. However, more serious ones require some immediate medical care to prevent pain, complications, and even fatal consequences.
Most burns are accidental, with children and the elderly at a higher risk. According to reports, nearly half a million people visit emergency rooms annually with burns. Of these patients, over 300 children receive medical treatment for burns every day.
What are the types of burns?
There are three primary types of burns:
First-degree burns: Minor. The superficial skin becomes red and painful but usually does not blister.
Second-degree burns: Moderate. Burns of this magnitude can affect your dermis. You may experience pain, swelling, and blistering.
Third-degree burns: Severe. Burns will affect all three skin layers, epidermis, dermis, and fat. It also destroys hair follicles and nerve endings, so you probably won’t feel pain in the burn area itself, but around the burn area. Burned skin may be black or white with a leathery appearance.
What causes burns?
Burns have a variety of causes, including:
- Thermal sources: It is the most common cause of burns, like fire, hot liquids, steam, or something with hot surfaces.
- Chemicals: such as cement, acids, or drain cleaners.
- Excessive sun exposure(UV light)
The type of burn is not based on its cause. For example, chemical and electrical burns require immediate medical attention because they can affect the inside of the body, even if the damage to the skin is minimal.
First aid for burns
1. Prevent further burn injuries
The first rule of thumb in the face of burns should be “to protect the person being burned from further harm”. This may mean removing the person from the area and dousing flames with water or a blanket. Remember, don’t put yourself at risk of being burnt as well.
2. Remove any clothing or jewelry near the burnt area
The burned area swells very quickly, so remove these tight items from your body, especially your neck, as soon as possible. But do not try to remove anything that’s stuck to the burnt skin, as this could cause more damage.
3. Cover the burn
Loosely cover the area with gauze or a clean cloth. You can also use cling film or a clear plastic bag over the burn.
4. Cool the burn
Cool the burn with cold or lukewarm running water for 20 minutes as soon as possible after the injury. Never use ice or ice water. Any creams or greasy substances, such as butter, should also be avoided.
5. Take some medicines to relieve burns
Paracetamol and ibuprofen are both good choices to help relieve pain from a burn. Always check the manufacturer’s instructions when using over-the-counter medication. For example, children under 16 years of age should not be given aspirin.
How to Relieve Burns with Spooky2 Rife
There is one success shared by a Spooky2 customer with burns:
This Spooky2 customer got burn injuries by picking up a hot plate from the oven. Although she had taken urgent home care – putting her hands underwater for 20 minutes, her pain was still intense. So she tried the Spooky2 method:
Choose the Contact mode:
Placing the Spooky2 Tens Pads on the burn area. And then launch Spooky2 software, and choose the correct shell preset under the Presets tab: Shell (Empty) Presets / Contact / Healing (C) -JW.
Choose the targeted programs:
Some related keywords are recommended as “burn”, “blister”, “pain”, etc. Check their descriptions and double-click on these programs to load.
Run these programs on Spooky2 Generator:
Go to the Control tab, and select one generator port to run these programs.