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Burn while pregnant??

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Pinkrach Tue 13-Jan-15 17:08:28

I have just stupidly burned my arm on the iron. Checked nhs website for burn advice, and it says pregnant women should seek medical attention. I rang 111 and a nurse is ringing me back.

Just wondered- why are pregnant women more at risk? Xx

GailLondon Tue 13-Jan-15 17:17:25

Sorry to hear about your burn!
Pregnant women have a suppressed/weakened immune system so you are more at risk of the burn becoming infected than a non-pregnant person.
Hopefully it was a fairly small area of burn? Has the skin blistered or broken? Sounds like you have done the right thing and the nurse can give you the best advice on keeping the burn clean and infection-free.
Hope you feel better soon!

jmojo Tue 13-Jan-15 17:27:58

As small burn should be just fine keep it clean and maybe use one of those burn plasters.

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