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Will occupational therapy and physiotherapy be involved in my child’s treatment? After admission to the Burns Unit, your child will be assessed by the therapy team for any further treatment needs. Your child will usually be seen during their appointments for dressing changes or in their cubicle...

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What do clinical psychologists do? Clinical psychologists aim to help children, young people and families in times of difficulty. They listen to your worries and find a helpful way forward. They do not give medicines or do any physical examinations. Dr Charlotte Wright is the clinical psychologist...

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The most common causes of burns in children under 5 years old include: scalds from hot drinks and bath water hobs radiators hair straighteners irons In 5 to 16 year olds, flame burns are the most common. These are often from playing near fires or with flammable substances. Keeping children safe Your...

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Why is my child’s face swollen? Swelling is part of the bodies normal reaction to a burns injury. It is usually at its worst about 48 hours after the burn. This can be worrying for you and your child particularly if they cannot open their eyes. This is normal and the swelling will go...

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Once a burn wound has healed, scar tissue can form. This can reduce and restrict movement at your joints and stop you from doing normal everyday activities. This tightness is called a contracture. To help reduce the effects of this tightness a therapist will show you some exercises. What exercises...

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It is important to continue to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it can become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at a joint and this will happen if the exercises are not done regularly.…...

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Skin care information Now that you have been discharged from the Burns Team, here is some useful information for you. How do I keep my skin clean? Wash regularly using your normal soap and water. Do I need to moisturise? You only need to moisturise if your skin appears dry. Use the cream already...

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What to do next Now that your child’s burn wounds have fully healed, they will be discharged from dressings appointments on the Burns Unit. Your next follow up outpatient appointment(s) will be in: Nurse or OT clinic MDT clinic Pink therapy room Skincare Continue to moisturise and massage the...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, it has the potential to become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly…...

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It is important to exercise your joints after a burn injury. If the skin over or near a joint has been damaged by a burn, could become tight and eventually contract. A contracture is a lack of movement at the joint and this will happen if it is not exercised regularly leading to the joint…...

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Itchiness in and around wounds after a burn injury is very common. Frequent itching can affect your child’s daily activities and also stop them from sleeping well at night. For these reasons it can be quite distressing. Scratching the itch can also cause healed burns, skin grafts and donor sites...

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What is a skin graft? A skin graft is a thin layer of healthy skin, taken from one area of the body and placed over the burnt area to replace the damaged skin. The place where the skin is taken from is called the ‘donor site’ and this usually heals within 2 weeks. The new…...

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How do I care for my child’s burn? All dressings should be left in place until the next dressing change appointment. If your child’s dressing gets wet or falls off then you should contact the ward and arrange to come and have the dressing replaced. If the nurse gave you spare dressings and...

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We are a regional unit and treat children from a large area covering South Yorkshire and surrounding areas. We see a large variety of injuries from scalds and flame burns to electrical and contact burns. Initial appointment The burns doctor and burns nurse will review your referral and photographs....

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Medication for pain Paracetamol Do not give more than 4 doses per day. Give the dose suggested on the bottle, unless otherwise instructed, one hour before your child’s appointment. If your child is in pain from their burn injury they can have paracetamol every 6 hours (no more than 4 doses in...

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This resource describes how to care for your child after they have had a burn and what to expect while the burn is healing. Dressings If your child has had a dressing applied please keep the dressing dry. If the dressing gets wet, please return to the Burns unit to have it changed. There are…...

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Pressure therapy Pressure therapy is used to try and improve the appearance of scars. It has been shown to assist with flattening and palling of scar tissue. Although it does not erase the scar it can have significant effects. What is scarring? Scars are produced as part of the body’s natural...

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