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When a child suffers a burn injury, is it understandable that they might feel wobbly and anxious around things that are hot or warm. Their brain has made a link between warm and hot things to getting burned and being in pain. To avoid getting burned again, the brain says ‘no’ about going...

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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 can become tight and eventually contract. This can restrict movement and make it difficult to eat and drink, talk or open and close your eyes. If a contracture...

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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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The following information will help you to continue to care for your child’s skin. Your child’s burn will now be fully healed. Your child’s skin will possibly be a different colour to their normal skin for a few months after they have healed. It may be pinker or have no other colour....

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