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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
  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. Resources - burns ... following organizations are good resources for information on burns : American Burn Association - www.ameriburn.org Burns Recovered ...
  10. What to Do in a Medical Emergency: Burns (American College of Emergency Physicians)  
    What to do in a Medical Emergency Burns Dr. Brian Keaton , Emergency physician at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio About 4,000 people die each year in the United States ...
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