Alternative Names Second degree burn; First degree burn; Third degree burn Symptoms Blisters Pain (the degree of pain is not related to the severity of the burn -- the most serious burns can be painless) Peeling skin Red skin Shock (watch for pale and clammy skin, weakness, bluish lips and fingernails, and a drop in alertness) Swelling White or charred skin Symptoms of an airways burn: Charred mouth; burned lips Burns on the head, face, or neck Wheezing Change in voice Difficulty breathing; coughing Singed nose hairs or eyebrows Dark, carbon-stained mucus
Alternative Names Coxsackievirus infection Treatment There is no specific treatment for the infection other than relief of symptoms. Treatment with antibiotics is not effective, and is not indicated. Over-the-counter medicines, such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used to treat fever. Aspirin should not be used in viral illnesses in children under age 12 years. Salt water mouth rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 glass of warm water) may be soothing if the child is able to rinse without swallowing. Make sure your child gets plenty of fluids. Extra fluid is needed when a fever is present. The best fluids are cold milk products. Many children refuse juices and sodas because their acid content causes burning pain in the ulcers. Support Groups Expectations (prognosis) Generally, complete recovery occurs in 5 to 7 days. Complications Dehydration Febrile seizures Calling your health care provider Call your doctor if there are signs of complications, such as pain in neck or arms and legs. Emergency symp...
Most of us know that foot health is very important in diabetes care! David Mendosa has written about the seriousness of foot ulcers and Joan has written about caring for your tender tootsies . Last week, Diabetesmine addressed the issue of myth vs reality .
I spent some time talking with a friend, who is also a podiatrist; about what she thought was the right answer for caring for diabetic feet. According to APMA , American Podiatric Medical Association, diabetes and proper foot care amount to huge pay off:
More than 65,000 lower limbs are amputated annually due to complications due to diabetes.
After an amputation, the chance for another amputation within three to five years is as high as 50 percent.
Including a podiatrist in your diabetes care can reduce the risk of lower limb amputation up to 85 percent.
Care by today’s podiatrist can lower the risk of hospitalization by 24 percent for those with diabetes.
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