Houston has seen some major flooding events recently and hurricane season has officially started. During floods, it seems we see more and more people getting into tubes or small watercrafts and floating down flooded streets, wading through high water to help rescue animals or driving around barricades set up to help people avoid high water danger. What many might not realize is that these types of actions can be detrimental because being in flood water can leave people vulnerable to injury or sickness.
You know how it feels at the beginning. There’s a dull ache behind your eye, maybe, or on the sides of your head and it feels like pressure down the back of your neck. If you don’t get a handle on it fast, chances are it will get worse before it gets better. You’re having a tension headache, and they’re more common than you might think.
From sunburns to cooking-related accidents, burns are a commonplace household situation. The biggest problem I see in patients who have been burned, is improper self care. There seems to be a lot of incorrect advice circulating regarding treatment of burns. To combat that, here are a few things you should know about burns if you or someone in your family is injured.