Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns
Thermal Burns Overview
From simple sunburn on vacation to touching a hot pot on a stove, many of us have experienced minor burns at one time or another. Thermal burn injuries are very common. Children are particularly at risk due to accidental burns.
The type of burn and the severity of the burn depend on the number of layers of skin affected. Most burns are mild, but some may be severe. Most importantly, a majority of burns are estimated to be preventable.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014
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