Navigating Burns: Causes, Symptoms, and First Aid Essentials

Navigating Burns: Causes, Symptoms, and First Aid Essentials

Welcome to our Burnshield blog, where we shed light on an everyday concern that can catch us off guard – burns. A burn is a type of injury that occurs when the skin or other tissues of the body are exposed to heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation. This...

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Hidden Dangers of Hot Water Bottles

Hidden Dangers of Hot Water Bottles

When the temperatures drop and chilly nights set in, many of us turn to all types of hot water bottles for comfort and warmth. These cozy companions have been around for centuries, providing a soothing heat that helps us relax and sleep better. However, it's...

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Radiation Burn

Radiation Burn

Radiation burn or radiation dermatitis is a common side effect of external beam radiation therapy to treat some forms of cancer. While it can be highly effective in destroying cancer cells, radiation can also damage healthy tissue in the surrounding area....

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Old Wives’ Tales

Old Wives’ Tales

Old wives' tales are traditional beliefs that have been passed down over generations, often without any scientific evidence to support them. When it comes to burn treatment, there are several old wives' tales that people may still believe in. However, it's...

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Burn Safety Activity Book

Burn Safety Activity Book

Welcome, friends! Did you know that every year, globally a total of 8,378,122 new cases of burns are identified? That’s a staggering number, and it’s why burn awareness is so important. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to prevent burns and stay safe....

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Dr Coffee Burn Awareness Podcast

Dr Coffee Burn Awareness Podcast

🔥Dr Coffee NEW EPISODE!!🔥 Dr Coffee is proud to present this episode in collaboration with the Smile Foundation SA & Burnshield. The month of May has been marked as BURNS AWARENESS MONTH by the National Burns Association of South Africa (NBASA), with a...

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Complications From Burns and Scalds

Complications From Burns and Scalds

Burns and scalds can be painful and traumatic injuries, and they can also lead to a range of complications that can be both physically and emotionally distressing. From shock, heat exhaustion, infections and scarring to hypothermia and respiratory...

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Don’t Pop That Blister Until You Read This!

Don’t Pop That Blister Until You Read This!

A much debated question, to pop or not to pop that blister. Blisters can form from a burn injury at different stages depending on the severity of the burn. The the body's immune system responds to the injury by releasing fluid to help protect and heal the...

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Burn Awareness 2023

Burn Awareness 2023

It's that time of the year again when we remind ourselves about the importance of fire safety and the dangers of burns. Welcome to Burn Awareness Month, a time to educate ourselves about burn prevention, treatment, and recovery. Whether it's a minor kitchen...

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Do I need a First Aid kit?

Do I need a First Aid kit?

How does one determine if they need a First Aid kit or not? For most people, they ask themselves that ultimate burning question, "do I need a first aid kit?". A kit is a highly recommended “nice-to-have” purchase. It is something we don’t think about until...

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Protecting Skin in a Heatwave

Protecting Skin in a Heatwave

Expert tips on avoiding and treating sunburn Soaring temperatures have an impact on our bodies – justifying the health watch alerts for heat that have been issued in recent days – with our skin particularly susceptible to the sun. Protecting skin in a...

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Life Is A Marathon

Life Is A Marathon

The 95th ultimate human race will take place this weekend, Sunday 28 August 2022. The legendary Comrades Marathon is the world's oldest and largest Ultramarathon run between Durban and Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal. This year's ‘down’ run will start in...

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