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Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)

Thermal Burns Causes

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You may get burned from any hot or heated source or from chemical reactions that release heat.

  • Thermal burns
    • Flame
    • Scald (from steam, hot or molten liquid)
    • Contact (from a hot object, such as a hot cooking pan)
    • Electrical burns
    • Radiation burns (sunburn, medical radiation treatment for cancers, welding exposures)
    • Chemical burns
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014

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Thermal Burn - Causes

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