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More about burns

A burn is skin damage, usually caused by exposure to heat. The seriousness of a burn depends on its type and size. There are different types of burns and many treatment options available. The skin consists of three different layers that protect against viruses and bacteria entering the body. These are:
* the epidermis
* the dermis
* hypodermis or subcutaneous tissue
All types of burns can be painful and produce visible symptoms. Understanding the kind of burn and its severity is essential when assessing medical treatment. There are three levels: first-degree: generally not severe and most clear up relatively quickly. However, first-degree burns can be painful.
second-degree: Treating these types of burns will depend on its scale and location. Hot water and objects, radiation, friction, electricity, or chemicals can cause second-degree burns. Symptoms include the skin blanching when pressed, blistering, and swelling. third-degree: This is the most severe burn and always requires medical treatment. Because a third-degree burn often destroys nerve endings, a person may not feel any pain when they touch the area. The skin can become raised, leathery, and dark brown, or waxy and pale. While mild burns are common household injuries and may be very painful, it is possible to treat them at home. However, more severe burns require an expert opinion.
To avoid sunburn, wear sunscreen and a hat. If there are hot appliances in a kitchen, take great care, and use protective gloves around an oven or stove.
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Reasons for a sudden heavy period

A sudden heavy period can be concerning, especially if someone does not usually experience heavy periods. However, occasional heavy periods are fairly common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heavy periods are among the most common health issues that females report to doctors. A person should talk to their doctor if they notice that their periods are noticeably heavier than usual, especially if they interfere with daily activities. They should also see a doctor if:
* their period lasts longer than 8 days
* they bleed through one or more pads every 2 hours
* they feel dizzy, lightheaded, tired, or have trouble breathing
* they pass large clots
While heavy bleeding and severe cramps are a common health problem, they are not normal. It is important to mention pain or other accompanying symptoms to a doctor.
(Credits: www.medicalnewstoday.com)