Burns are skin damage that results from heat, sunburn or other radiation, chemical or electrical contact. It is one of the most common household injuries, especially among children. The term “burn” means more than the burning sensation associated with this injury. A burn may result in a minor medical condition or life-threatening emergency. Degrees of Burns Burns are categorized by degree in 3 categories: first-degree or "superficial" burns; second-degree or "partial thickness" burns; and … [Read more...] about Identifying a Severe Burn
As a parent, sometimes it can be difficult to know when a trip to the emergency room is needed. When your child is sick, injured, or suffering in any way, our natural instinct as parents is to do everything we can for them immediately. But, when do these instances require an emergency room visit? Sore throats or minor burns, for instance, can be handled by a child’s primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Quite often the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and call your … [Read more...] about When Should You Take Your Kids To The Emergency Room?