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  • Essay On Burn Injury

    papillary layer and the deeper of the two, the reticular layer. This layer contains blood and lymphatic vessels, the nerve and sensory receptors, and the sweat glands. The subcutaneous (hypodermis) connects the dermis layer to the underlying muscle and contains many important features. These include fat cells, nerves, and blood vessels. Superficial burns only affect the epidermis layer of the skin. This leaves skin functions, tactile and pain sensors intact. Blisters may become present but will heal within five days. During this time, the damaged skin is shed, and new layer of skin is formed. There are two categories of partial thickness burns, depending on the severity, they are superficial partial-thickness and deep partial-thickness burns (Porth & Matfin, 2009). A superficial partial-thickness burn is classified as, destruction of the epidermis and superficial dermis layers. Function of the skin is absent, tactile and pain sensors are still intact causing severe pain. Appearance is red, moist and presents with fluid-filled blisters within minutes of the event. Healing usually takes 1-2 weeks and may cause minimal scarring. The extent of cellular damage due to a thermal burn is influenced by the temperature and period of exposure. Burn injuries cause massive fluid loss, causing a shift in fluid, electrolytes and plasma proteins into tissue noticed as widespread oedema and Hypovolemic shock (Porth & Matfin, 2009). The patient also has the possibility of acute renal failure…

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  • Blister Agent Research Paper

    generations. Of the family of chemical agents, is the class of vesicants – also known as Blister Agents. Though there are different types of blister agents, their mechanism of action against their victims are the same. A wide spectrum of protective equipment and detection devices are commercially available for first responders in contending with a blister agent incident. Weaponized blister agent was born in war; the threat of usage by terrorists or an accidental release, requires that first…

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  • Cold Sore Speech

    Cold sores : You have a cold sore that bums you out! What should and shouldn't you do now? First of all, you need to know that a cold sore is caused by the herpes virus and that there's fluid in the blisters. A cold sore can be annoying and painful, but is hardly ever harmful. The herpes virus will remain forever in your body though, and can get reactivated at a later time. That's why you can get a cold sore over and over again. There isn't any treatment to get the virus out of your body. So,…

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  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquista Case Studies

    Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita: The Rare, Acquired, Chronic Disease of Blister Formation Epidermolysis Bullosa Acquisita (EBA) is a rare, acquired, autoimmune disease that produces the formation of blisters on the skin after minor trauma (“Epidermolysis Bullosa Clinic”, 2015). Due to small rubs and strains, blisters are commonly seen on the skin. EBA does not only affect the skin, but it can also affect the eyes, nails, mouth, esophagus, and lungs. (Prabhu, Ramesh, Rekka, Swathi, 2011). EBA…

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  • Write An Essay On Hand-Mouth Disease

    This is one of the main reasons why they are always getting sick and occasionally infecting the people they are in close contact with. The well-known hand-foot-mouth disease is almost always seen in children under the age of ten because of how infectious it is. Unfortunately hand-foot mouth disease is not limited to children. My cousin, Amber has a 3 year-old daughter, Abigail who attends day care. Abigail was starting to run a little fever and shortly after the blisters showed up on her hands,…

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  • Inflammation Case Study In The Drop Box

    Submit your Case Study in the Drop Box as: Case Study – One Mrs. X comes into the urgent care stating that she does not feel well. Patient states that she burned her forearm two to three days prior when cooking. The patient states that initially the area on her forearm was just “red” with a few small pin head sized blisters. The patient states that she did not put anything on the blisters, as she thought they would diminish within the next day or two. Now the patient presents with a fever.…

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  • Herpes Simplex Research Paper

    fever), itching, tingling, and extreme pain at the site of the rash, are the most common signs of the virus. Shingles are sometimes called herpes zoster. This is very different to genital herpes, which is caused by a different virus called herpes simplex. A person with shingles can transmit the virus to others who have not had the chicken pox. A person is not considered contagious before the rash blisters and when postherpetic neuralgia sets in. About 1 in 4 people have shingles at some time in…

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  • Essay On Chicken Pox

    Chickenpox is an illness caused by the Varicella zoster virus. Chickenpox is now less common owing to widespread vaccination, but it was once and almost universal childhood experience. First symptom of chickenpox in early childhood is usually an itchy rash that appear on the head and spread throughout your body. The rash becomes raised, and blister is form. Blister can be formed on mucous membrane such as inside the mouth, nose, throat, and vagina. The blisters crust over and will disappear…

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  • Essay On Shingles

    Shingles is a virus that spread quickly and causes a rash. Even though it isn't really life-threatening its highly painful. Shingles can show up on different parts of the body. It could show up as an arrangement of blister that goes around the body part or area. Shingles are caused by a herpesvirus that also causes chickenpox. After chickenpox has occurred, shingles could occur in the body within years later. People who develop shingles could have vision loss, neurological problems, skin…

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  • Benefits Of Barefoot Walking

    feet are literally bare. Compare the skin on the bottom of your feet to your shoes, you will see that they are soft instead of hard. Now imagine walking barefoot on the ground, since your feet are not covered, they will sense and feel many things that you can’t when wearing shoes. And because your feet are not protected by shoes, there will be friction between them and the ground with every step. This is how blisters are caused, by the repetition of steps and continued friction. Although it is a…

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