Doc Talk #74 – All things fire



This week is Fire Prevention week and we talked about burns and carbon monoxide.

We talked about the causes of burns and different kinds of burns.

There is a whole host of home remedies that have been used for burns and we discussed some of these (click above to listen to some of the crazy treatments that people used in the past!).

We talked about simple first aid measures for burns and when to seek medical attention.

Avoiding getting burnt in the first place is much better than having to deal with the consequences of a burn.

We also talked about carbon monoxide poisoning/exposure. It is a colourless, tasteless gas and so it is important to make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector at home.

We talked about the symptoms and management of carbon monoxide exposure, but as with burns and fire, prevention is better than cure!