- Burns (Health World)
Provides information on burns.
- Burns (MayoClinic.org)
Provides information on burns. For example, a 1st degree burn includes red skin, some swelling, and pain. The treatment includes cooling the burn for 10-15 minutes (no ice on the wound) and use of a sterile, non-stick bandage to protect the wound from friction and air.
A 2nd degree burn includes blisters and may be intensely red, with a splotchy appearance and severe pain. The treatment for a 2nd degree burn is the same as for a first degree burn unless the burn is over a sensitive area or covers a large area (over 3 inches). If the burn is 1st or 2nd degree and is over a sensitive area or large, seek medical help.
A third degree burn may make the skin charred black or appear dry and white. For a 3rd degree burn, call 911 or seek immediate emergency medical help. A tetanus shot may be recommended.
- Tetanus (MayoClinic.org)
"Tetanus is a serious bacterial disease that affects your nervous system, leading to painful muscle contractions, particularly of your jaw and neck muscles. Tetanus can interfere with your ability to breathe and, ultimately, threaten your life. Tetanus is commonly known as 'lockjaw.' "