Licking as an out-of-hospital burns treatment-An isolated cultural phenomenon?

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207456
Title:
Licking as an out-of-hospital burns treatment-An isolated cultural phenomenon?
Authors:
Seoighe, Deirdre M; Baker, Joseph F; Conroy, Frank
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin,, Dublin 12, Ireland. Deirdre.seoighe@gmail.com
Citation:
Burns. 2011 Mar;37(2):348-50. Epub 2010 Nov 11.
Journal:
Burns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207456
DOI:
10.1016/j.burns.2010.08.008
PubMed ID:
21074331
Abstract:
Wound management in burns is a potentially complex issue. Salivary constituents have been shown experimentally to be of benefit in the treatment of thermal injuries. In our clinical experience we have encountered patients who have saliva directly applied to the burn wound prior to presenting to the national burns service. The practice is known as "Licking". We report two cases to illustrate the presentations we have encountered. We believe that these illustrate an isolated phenomenon unique to the Republic of Ireland.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Acyclovir/therapeutic use; Antiviral Agents/therapeutic use; Burns/complications/*therapy; Child; *Cultural Characteristics; Female; Herpesviridae Infections/drug therapy/etiology; Humans; Infant; Ireland; Male; Patient Acceptance of Health Care; *Saliva; Self Care/adverse effects/*methods; Skin Transplantation
ISSN:
1879-1409 (Electronic); 0305-4179 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSeoighe, Deirdre Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Joseph Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorConroy, Franken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:25:28Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:25:28Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:25:28Z-
dc.identifier.citationBurns. 2011 Mar;37(2):348-50. Epub 2010 Nov 11.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1879-1409 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0305-4179 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid21074331en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.burns.2010.08.008en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207456-
dc.description.abstractWound management in burns is a potentially complex issue. Salivary constituents have been shown experimentally to be of benefit in the treatment of thermal injuries. In our clinical experience we have encountered patients who have saliva directly applied to the burn wound prior to presenting to the national burns service. The practice is known as "Licking". We report two cases to illustrate the presentations we have encountered. We believe that these illustrate an isolated phenomenon unique to the Republic of Ireland.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAcyclovir/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshAntiviral Agents/therapeutic useen_GB
dc.subject.meshBurns/complications/*therapyen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Cultural Characteristicsen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHerpesviridae Infections/drug therapy/etiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfanten_GB
dc.subject.meshIrelanden_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshPatient Acceptance of Health Careen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Salivaen_GB
dc.subject.meshSelf Care/adverse effects/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshSkin Transplantationen_GB
dc.titleLicking as an out-of-hospital burns treatment-An isolated cultural phenomenon?en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Plastic Surgery, Our Ladys Hospital for Sick Children, Crumlin,, Dublin 12, Ireland. Deirdre.seoighe@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalBurns : journal of the International Society for Burn Injuriesen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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