Animal aggression: what to look out for

No matter an animal’s breed, age or background, they can be triggered by things you least expect, such as loud noises, behavior they consider threatening, children, a need to protect their owner, food and other things. Dog and cat bites can be dangerous if the bite is deep and left untreated. Deep bites can cause […]
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The effects of paint thinner on skin

Chemical burns can be complicated injuries that require extensive treatment. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated at our nationwide care centers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to […]
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Why you shouldn’t put toothpaste on burns—harmful home remedies to avoid

The nationwide burn care teams of Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) understand that burns happen everywhere. That is why we do all we can to empower our patients in pre-hospital and outpatient care of burns and wounds. While some homeopathic burn care techniques can benefit the healing process, many of these “treatments” are […]
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What is a full-thickness burn?

At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our national burn care specialists treat the continuum of burn injuries. From the expertise of critical care and pediatric intensivists to the consultation of staff psychiatrists, we truly treat the entire patient. BRCA’s burn care services include thermal burns, electrical burns, friction burns/road rash, frostbite, radiation burns […]
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Chemical eye burn causes and symptoms

Chemical burns can be complicated injuries that require extensive treatment. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our multidisciplinary approach to burn injuries promotes the best possible outcomes for all patients treated at our nationwide care centers. While BRCA encourages patients to seek medical attention when an injury occurs, we do our best to […]
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Steam burns vs. scald burns: what they are and how to treat them

Hot water is one of the most common causes of severe burn injuries in younger and older patient populations across the United States. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America’s (BRCA) nationwide care system treats adult and pediatric scald and steam burn injuries using advanced care techniques. These treatments may include debridement, skin substitutes, revolutionary spray-on […]
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Bonfire safety tips from BRCA

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] Summer is officially in full swing—which means getting out and enjoying the outdoors. A popular evening summer activity is building a bonfire to enjoy with family and friends—Here’s some bonfire safety tips to help keep you safe! First, check your weather conditions. Never build a bonfire on a high-wind night. The wind can […]
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Fireworks safety tips from BRCA

[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT] Jason DeHart: Fourth of July is a, y’know, a great holiday celebrating our nation’s birth. A lot of people like to celebrate that by using fireworks. You’ve got mortar shells, roman candles, sparklers, there is a vast majority of them. There is no safe way to use a firework. When you talk about […]
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Should you cover a burn or let it breathe? BRCA has the answers to all your burn care questions.

Burn treatment doesn’t begin or end in the burn center. Burn care starts immediately after a burn injury is suffered and continues for days, months or years, depending on the severity and the total body surface area (TBSA) affected. Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA) and our burn care teams across the country empower […]
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How long does sunburn last? What to know about the short and long-term effects of sunburn

UV or ultraviolet rays describe the type of radiation present in sunlight. Exposure to UV rays can damage the skin, including premature aging, skin cancer, severe sunburn and sun poisoning. Radiation burns, such as sunburns, differ from thermal burns in the amount of time between contact and seeing the burn damage. A thermal burn is […]
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Is an exhaust burn a thermal burn? Everything to know about vehicle exhaust burns and how to treat them

Thermal burns occur by directly contacting heated objects like hot water, candle wax and exhaust pipes. These burns are separated into six categories: scalds, thermal contact burns, electrical burns, chemical burns, radiation burns and burns caused by fire. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), 85% of all burn injuries treated are thermal burns.  […]
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Chemical burn from hair dye? Here’s how to treat chemical burns on the scalp

Chemical burns can happen anywhere, from things as simple as misusing hair products and household cleaners to more malicious instances of assault. At Burn and Reconstructive Centers of America (BRCA), our nationwide healthcare teams provide comprehensive chemical burn treatment, from acute care of the burn injury to reconstruction of the affected area/s.   What is a […]
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