Medical Billing and Coding
How is the victim of vesicant (blister agent) exposure with skin burns less the 5 percent of body surface area and minor eye irritation classified?
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Asked in Chemistry, Elements and Compounds
Vesicant blister agents include sarin lewisite phosgen oxime or nitrogen mustard?
Asked in Chemistry, Acids and Bases
A patient is suffering from painful highly corrosive burns similar to acid and wheals have begun to appear on the skin Which vesicant blister agent is suspect?
Asked in Military Equipment, Biochemistry
How does Blister agent effects on the body?
A blister agent is a severe contact irritant. They cause severe chemical burns to any exposed tissue, resulting in large water-filled blisters forming on the affected tissue. Most blister agents are both contact and inhalation hazards. If inhaled, they can cause death shortly after exposure, as the lungs and throat quickly burn and fill with blisters, inhibiting breathing. Alternately, these blister burst, filling the lungs with fluid. Death from inhalation of a blister agent can vary from minutes to several days later, depending on the amount of exposure (the more, the quicker the death). Contact with the outer skin is much less fatal, though extremely painful. Fatalities are usually the result of infection and sepsis from the burst blister wounds.
What are some different types of blister agents?
Blister agents, sometimes called vesicants, are chemicals that cause severe and acute irritation to the skin and mucus membranes. There are innumerable weaponized blister agents, but probably the most well known is mustard gas which was used widely during the first World War. This was a Sulfur mustard but their are also Nitrogen mustards. Although developed during World War 1, the British blister agent Lewisite was never used in action and was rendered obsolete with the development of an antidote.
Asked in Word Brain Teasers
What word does it make by rearranging the letters in 'blister' around?
Asked in Conditions and Diseases, Skin Care, Pain
You were running on the hot streeet bare foot and got a blister because it was so hot is it a blood blister or blister?
Asked in Health, Conditions and Diseases, Cold Sores
How do you get rid of fever blisters on the lips?
A fever blister is a virus that must run its course. You can go to the doctor and get Acyclovir, but it must be started almost immediately. Once you get a blister, keep it moist with a gel such as Bacitracin or Neomycin so it does not scar. Don't let it form scabs, which could scar. Don't peel scabs, just keep them moist. To prevent a fever blister, as soon as you feel the irritation, apply ice as often as you can. The cold will kill the virus and prevent the blister. If there is a lot of pain, it could be shingles. Get to a doctor immediately if you are in a lot of pain and suspect shingles. Abreva is a really good product that reduces the duration of a fever blister.
Does the skin blister when short of oxygen?
A blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid called serum or plasma (aka, "blister water"). However, blisters can be filled with blood (known as blood blisters) or with pus (if they become infected)