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Area burnt is calculated using the "Rule of Nine" where

THead and neck T1 X 9 = 9
TEach arm T2 X 9 = 18
TEach leg T2 X 9 = 18
TFront of the trunk T2 X 9 = 18
TBack of the trunk T2 X 9 = 18
TPerineum T1
TPatient's hand T1%

Complications occurring at the local site

  • Wound infection
  • Scarring
  • Wound contractures

Complications occurring throughout the body

  • Generalized Infection
  • Acute peptic ulceration
  • Seizures
  • Kidney failure
  • Psychological disturbance


ganzi Thursday, May 27, 2010

hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this question but nonetheless, I hope people are generous enough to help. I was playing basketball and developed a water blister. I didn't pop/remove the outer-skin because A. I wanted to see what happens, and B. sheer laziness. However, after a day, the skin(the outer skin of the blister) turned black, and I feared they had died. So I removed them and put a band-aid over it. Did I take all the necessary precautions? If anyone has any sort of recommendations, please comment below.
BTW, I never saw blisters turning black before... it was quite alarming. Oh, and after I removed the top blackened skin, there was no bleeding or anything, just brownish residue I believe to be skin cells.

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