Burns and Scalds
Burns are caused by dry heat from flames, heated metal electricity, lightning and radiation. Caustic chemicals can also cause burns.
Scalds are caused by moist heat from boiling liquids or steam. Both burns and scalds cause death of the tissue they affect, and this may be superficial or extend deeply into the body.
Burns are serious injuries that may be complicated by infection; if extensive, they can result in SHOCK and dehydration. Burns that extend beneath the skin lead to scarring.
Signs and symptoms
First aid treatment
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