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0 16 March 2016

THE SKIN skin1 Functions

  • Provides efficient protection against mechanical disturbances, infections and hazardous substance
  • Acts as a sensory organ
  • Helps regulate temperature
  • Prevent excessive fluid loss and absorption
  • Acts as an immune organ to detect infections etc.
  • Reduces harmful effect on UV radiation
  • Helps in the production of vitamin D

  BURNS skin2 A burn is an injury that is caused by heat, radiation. Chemicals or electricity Causes

  • Nearly half of several burns and scalds occur in children aged under five years. About half of these accidents happens in the kitchen, with scalds from hot liquids being the most common.
  • Many accidents involve the child reaching up and pulling on a mug or cup of hot drink. Others common causes include children falling of climbing into

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