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Burn

Also known as Burn Injury

A burn is a type of injury to flesh or skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation. Burns that affect only the superficial skin are known as superficial or first-degree burns. When damage penetrates into some of the underlying layers, it is a partial-thickness or second-degree burn. In a full-thickness or third-degree burn, the injury extends to all layers of the skin. A fourth-degree burn additionally involves injury to deeper tissues, such as muscle or bone.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with burn, 26% report having knee pain, 24% report having headache, and 19% report having hand or finger pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with burn often receive plain x-ray, wound care management, x-ray computed tomography, application of splint, cat scan of head, suturing of wound, blood alcohol and toxicology screen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with burn include silver sulfadiazine topical, bacitracin (septa), tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, iodine topical, silver nitrate topical each, emollients, topical, aloe vera topical, benzalkonium chloride-lidocaine topical, bacitracin topical, collagen, sterile water and tetanus immune globulin, human .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for burn include .

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
1.5x
5-14 years
1.5x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
1.0x
45-59 years
0.8x
60-74 years
0.6x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.9x
White
1.1x
Other
1.0x
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