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Study Finds Vitamin D May Aid in Burn Wound Healing

POSTED ON January 15, 2018  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Researchers have found that vitamin D may aid in the healing of burn wounds and can reduce scarring.

 

To date, research has shown that vitamin D has benefits for the healing of diabetic foot ulcers. But scientists in the U.K. recently released the results of testing that show that it may also help in burn wound healing. The study of burn patients was conducted by the Institute of Inflammation and Aging in Birmingham, U.K., and was featured at the Society of Endocrinology’s annual conference in Harrogate.

Tips for Preventing and Treating Sunburns This Summer

POSTED ON May 8, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Basking in those sunny rays isn't free from negative consequences - without proper protection, you're at risk for developing sunburns

It’s great to get outside and absorb all that vitamin D, but without proper protection you’re at risk for developing sunburns.

When the weather gets warmer and the sun grows stronger, it’s tempting to spend every day outdoors. After all, you’ve waited all winter long – now’s your chance to soak up the sun and have some summer fun.

Don’t Get Burned by Exploding Electronics

POSTED ON May 5, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines - but not for the reason you may think.

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines – but not for the reason you may think.

Cutting-edge tech devices are making headlines – but not for the reason you may think. The news has been buzzing about many of today’s hottest gadgets not for their explosive popularity, but for their tendency to actually explode.

How to Prevent Burn Injury Infection

POSTED ON April 19, 2017  - POSTED IN Burn wounds

Blinding the bacteria in burn wounds has proven effective.

Binding the bacteria in burn wounds has proven to be an effective way to avoid infection.

In 2011 alone, 486,000 patients received medical attention for burn injuries, according to figures published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These wounds are particularly susceptible to infection, which requires medical professionals to be frequently updated on the healing process.

Steps to Take When a Minor Burn Occurs

POSTED ON April 11, 2017  - POSTED IN Wound dressings

Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime

Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime

Small burns can happen almost anywhere, anytime. Whether you’re making tea or curling your hair, one wrong move can leave you with a painful, pesky, first-degree injury. These wounds, while still important to attend to, can often be taken care of at home.

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