What You Should Know about Burns

As a parent, it is important that you know about burns especially if you have children. Children are most vulnerable to burns owing to the fact tha...


As a parent, it is important that you know about burns especially if you have children. Children are most vulnerable to burns owing to the fact that they are not able to distinguish things that will wound them and things that will not wound them. They play around with anything they can find around them. A child being fascinated by fire can touch it in admiration without knowing that it can burn him or her. Given this, you should know about burns, causes of burn, first aid treatment to give to person that suffers from burn and many other things about burn.

What is burn?

A burn refers to the injury to the skin as result of the exposure to heat sources such as fire, hot water or other hot liquids, chemicals, electricity, radiations and others. Burns can be severe or minor. Based on the severity of burns, there are four degrees of burns, namely, the first, second, third and fourth degrees of burns.

  • First degree burn: a burn is said to be a first degree burn when only the epidermis or out layer of the skin is affected. It is characterized by redness and pains. A typical example of first degree burn is mild sunburn which is caused by exposure of the skin to ultraviolent rays of the sun for a very long time.
  • Second degree burn: at this degree of burn, the dermis or the second layer of the skin is also affected. There are two levels of second degree burns depending on its wideness. When the second degree burn is not properly treated, it can escalate to the third degree burn. Symptoms of second degree burns are redness, pain and blisters.
  • Third degree burn: the epidermis and dermis are damaged at this degree of burns. The underlying bones, tendons and muscles may be affected by third degree burn. Given that the nerve endings are destroyed, a person affected by third degree burn does not feel pain in the affected area. The affected area will look pale, leathery and pale.
  • Fourth degree of pain: the burn at this degree is charred and stiff. The fourth degree burn affects all the layers of the skin, subcutaneous fat, muscle and bone. It is the most serious type of burn and may require surgery or serious medical attention.

Places where burn occur

Burn can occur in various places under various situations. Here are some of the places where burn can occur:

·         work environment

·         home

·         school laboratory

·         chemical laboratory

·         during motor accidents

·         outdoor environment and in the kitchen when one is cooking

Causes of burns

As it has been mentioned above, burn is not caused by just one thing. There are a number of things that can cause burn and they include the following:

·         electricity

·         chemical

·         radiation

·         hot liquids and other substances like hot water, hot tea, hot food, hot metal material and others

·         fire or flames of various types

·         flammable and volatile products when they are exposed to heat and they catch fire

How to Dress Up Jeans


How to Dress Up Jeans


Jeans are perfect wears for casual outing, night out with friends, romantic date and the likes. It is not meant to be used for any formal occasion. Though, it is meant for casual outing, you can always look cute if you are able to match the right pair. Here are some tips to apply to help you dress up jeans.


Choosing the right jeans

What is important here is knowing the right jean to dress up. If you are confused about the right colour of jeans to choose, you should opt for the darker shades especially if you are going for a casual business occasions. Such colour of jeans is more formal and looks nicer than lighter colours. However, this does not mean that you should not put on light to medium wash jeans. They are good as well but in terms of more appropriateness, the dark colour jeans are better.


Boot or straight-leg jean or any other classic cut are more versatile than skinny jeans. So, if you are looking for something that goes for all circumstances, then you should consider putting on classic cut rather than skinny jean which works only for few circumstances.


If you are going for colored jeans, then you have to be very careful when making your choices. You should not go for bold and funky colors. The reason for this is quite obvious. Bold colored jeans can easily go out of fashion or season and it is more difficult to use or match them with the right colours than black or white jeans.

Say no jeans with tears and holes

There are some styles of jeans that have holes and tears. Such styles of jeans are not good for all types of outing. It will be difficult for you to accomplish dressy styles with those types of jeans.

Choose jeans that fit properly

Jeans today are available in a number of styles and designs. Each of these designs and styles are good but they go with each figure. Don't just buy a jean simply because it is in vogue or in season. Just buy a pair of jeans that fits you properly or that goes well with your figure. Baggy loose jeans are not good for dressing up.

Choosing the right top

Now that you have chosen the right jeans, it is important that you pick the right shirt or top that matches with the style and color of jeans that you will want to wear. Here are some tips to help you make the right option.

Go for plain, t-shirt or tank top. This type of top goes well with sparkly shoes, tailored jackets and other fashion accessories. If you are going for a more professional occasion and you would like to dress up in jeans, you have to go for a classic button-down plain colored T-shirt. You can also wear a blouse made from elegant materials such as chiffon or silk. 

You will always look cute, if you make the right choice using the this given.