Tips for Enhancing the Healing of Burns and General Health

Burns can be very serious and become infectious if it is not properly treated. If you are burned, it is important that you treat it very well and t...

 

Burns can be very serious and become infectious if it is not properly treated. If you are burned, it is important that you treat it very well and take good care of yourself so that the burn will heal faster and will not result to infection. There are a number of things that you should do in order to improve the condition of your health and enhance the quality of your health. Here are some tips to help you enhance the healing of your burn.

Eat very well

Eat enough vegetables like bell peppers and squash, fruits such as cherries, blueberries and tomatoes and antioxidant foods. It has been discovered through a study that the fluid requirements of burn and burn tissue water content are reduced to 40% and 50% respectively by high doses of vitamin C.  There are some foods that you should avoid or limit the way you consume them. Refined foods such as pastas, breads and sugar are not good to your health and do not facilitate the healing of your burn and so you should avoid them. You should also reduce their consumption. You should be careful of the type of cooking oil you use because some of them are not good to your health. Vegetable oil or olive oil is a good option for you.

Commercially baked goods are prepared with refined sugar and other processed ingredients or trans-fatty acids and thus they are not good for you. Baked goods such as crackers, cakes, cookies, onion rings, French fries, margarine or processed foods should be avoided completely. But if you are not able to avoid them completely, you can reduce its consumption. Caffeine, alcohol, tobacco and other stimulants do not enhance the healing of burn and should be avoided.

Take plenty of water

Burns can cause dehydration or loss of body fluid. So, you have to keep yourself hydrated by taking plenty of water. Besides, water helps to detoxify the body or improve the circulation of nutrients and oxygen to the cells of the body. So, if you take enough water on daily basis, your body cells and tissues will obtain enough nutrients and oxygen and this will help to facilitate their healing. You should take about 6-8 glasses of water on daily basis. You should not substitute natural water for other liquids such as alcoholic beverages.

Take vitamin supplements

You have to take vitamin supplements in order to imp up your vitamin in take in case you don’t get enough vitamins from your food. Some of the multivitamin supplements you should take are vitamin A, C, E, B complex as well as minerals such as calcium, magnesium, selenium and zinc. These vitamins and minerals enhance the healing of burn and improve your general health condition. For example, vitamin C enhances the growth and strength of new tissue while Vitamin E improves healing.

If you apply the above tips, your burns will be healed quickly and your general health condition will be improved.

The Impact of Bedwetting

 

The Impact of Bedwetting

Studies on bedwetting has revealed that it has not just physical impact but also some psychological impact. Based on their studies, many medical personnel and psychologists have reasons to believe that the psychological impact of bedwetting is more serious than the physical aspect of it. Given this, it is important that parents handle it very proficiently to reduce the impact on children. In the opinion of many psychologists, bedwetting also known as sleepwetting or nocturnal enuresis can become a problem or not depending on how the family of the child or the child himself handles the situation. Below are some of the various ways, bedwetting can affect a child.

Self-esteem

There is no generally accepted opinion as for whether bedwetting can lower the self esteem of a child. However, several studies have discovered that better management of sleepwetting can improve the self-esteem of a child. This invariable means that if it is not properly managed, the self-esteem of a child will be affected. In fact, the result of the study conducted on this showed bedwetting to bed a stressful life event. According to this study, bedwetting is ranked next to parental fighting which is second to parental divorce in the ranking of most stressful life event among children. In the same study, bedwetting was second to parental fighting in the ranking of most stressful event among adolescents.

The impact on self-esteem results from certain problems faced by bedwetting children. Such problems include but not limited to punishment from parents, teasing from siblings, fear of friends finding out and many more. The severity of psychological harm done on bedwetting depends on whether or not the self-esteem of a child is harmed or whether or not the acquisition of social skills is hampered. The factors that determine this are:

  • how much social activities are limited by bedwetting
  • the extent of social ostracism by peers
  • how attempts that have been made to treat the condition that comes to no avail
  • how long the condition has lasted

Behavioral impact

Besides the impact of self-esteem, nocturnal enuresis can also have some impact on behavior of the child. This normally occurs if bedwetting results in developmental problems. A child who bed wets can also have behavioral problems if he or she has self-esteem issues and stress resulting from the condition. 

Lost of self confidence

Bedwetting can lead to lost of self confidence when it is poorly handled by parents or when punishment is used as a cure to the situation. Punishment as it has been discovered through studies can worsen the condition. This is common among the uneducated parents or parents with only grade-school level education.

Impact on parents

Bedwetting can also affect the parents whose children wet at night during sleep. It increases their laundry owing to soil clothes. It also affects sleep time as result of frequent wakes to take the children to the toilet. Cleaning the house or mopping it so that it will not smell can also be stressful to parents or add to their workload at home.