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burn wounds

First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
March 7, 2018

Burnt yourself? Here’s what NOT to do

You spilled hot oil all over your leg, or had a nasty run-in with a kettle of boiling water. First, grade the burn: A first-degree burn is the mildest form, and the skin may appear red with slight swelling. It may look like a sunburn. Usually painful, a second-degree burn damages the top layer of the skin resulting in swelling and blisters. A third-degree burn is the most serious type. The skin is seriously injured, is white and clearly charred. What not to do First, never rub butter on a burn! This is an old wives’ tale, something you may…
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First Aid, Accidents & Injuries
June 9, 2017

Knysna: Help for the Fire victims

Our hearts go out to the victims of the raging fires in Knysna and Plett this week. We are devastated by the tragedy, but so grateful to see how community members gather to help each other out. If you or a family member are affected by the fires, here are what you need to know to support yourself, and those in need. Don't panic, and protect yourself The first rule to follow in the event of a fire is: "Don't panic". Rescuers must behave rationally and avoid any heedless action. The first thing to do is to examine the situation,…
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