Diwali, the competition of lights, has all the time been celebrated on a big scale throughout the nation. Whereas it’s largely a joyous event, which warrants doing regular actions at dwelling like lighting of diyas and cleansing the home, there’s a sure harmful publicity to fireside throughout this time.
Regardless of being instructed in any other case, some individuals proceed to purchase firecrackers, and as such, there’s a likelihood of a burn harm on the day. Dr Shilpi Bhadani, plastic and aesthetic surgeon, and founder SB Aesthetics, Gurugram, tells indianexpress.com that as a plastic surgeon, she sees “quite a few burn injuries during and immediately after Diwali”. “Sometimes these burn injuries are serious enough to warrant hospital admission and treatment.”
There are specific myths and fallacious practices which have been related to burn accidents, the physician says. “People usually pour ice cold water on a burn. They also rub ice or toothpaste on the burn injury. Both these practices do more harm than good!”