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A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires and flammable liquids and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by breathing smoke.

There are three types of burns:

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  1. Burns (National Library of Medicine)  
    A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight or radiation. Scalds from hot ... and gases are the most common causes of burns. Another kind is an inhalation injury, caused by ...
  2. Burns Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Burns Introduction Millions of burn injuries require medical attention every year. Burns can be mild or very ... us the ability to feel sensations and pain. Burns A burn is damaged tissue caused by heat, ...
  3. Second degree burn; First degree burn; Third degree burn ... depth of the most serious part of the burn. Then treat the entire burn accordingly. If in ...
  4. Burn Safety Awareness on Playgrounds Thermal Burns from Playground Equipment The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission CPSC wants you to be aware of the risk of thermal burns from ...
  5. Burn from chemicals ... in contact with the toxic substance Rash , blisters , burns on the skin Unconsciousness ... Make sure the cause of the burn has been removed. Try not to come in contact with it yourself. If the chemical is dry, brush off any excess. Avoid ...
  6. Burns (For Parents) (Nemours Foundation)  
    ... outlets, etc.) overexposure to the sun Types of Burns Burns are often categorized as first-, second-, or ... if the burn is severe). Continue First-Degree Burns First-degree burns, the mildest of the three, ...
  7. Burn Institute (Burn Institute)  
    ... Now Help keep local seniors safe from fire! Burn Survivor Support If you are reading this, chances ... year – a burn injury. Learn more Fire and Burn Prevention Each year, the Burn Institute provides fire ...
  8. Burn and Scald Prevention Video (United States Fire Administration)  
    ... Citizens Home Fire Prevention Burn and Scald Prevention Burn and scald prevention outreach materials This page may ... U.S. government websites. What this means to you » Burn Awareness Week: February 2-8, 2014 Download the ...
  9. Mass Casualties: Burns (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)  
    ... a Mass Casualty Event Additional Resources Mass Casualties: Burns Format: Select one PDF [210 KB] Mass casualties ... the severity of the injury. Immediate Treatment for Burn Victims “Stop, Drop, and Roll” to smother ...
  10. Resources - burns ... following organizations are good resources for information on burns : American Burn Association - www.ameriburn.org Burns Recovered ...
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