Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)
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What Is the Medical Treatment for Thermal Burns?
Depending on the nature and severity of the burned area, these treatments may be given.
Also, depending on the severity and extent of the burn, the doctor may advise or request that care be continued at a special Burn Center. Specific criteria exist for such cases and have been established by the American Burn Association. Criteria may include any full thickness burn greater than 5%; partial thickness burn greater than 20% in people between ages 10-50; any partial thickness burn greater than 10% in children younger than 10 years and older than 50 years of age; any significant burns to the ears, eyes, hands, feet, or genitals.
What Are the Medications to Treat Thermal Burns?
What Is the Follow-up for Thermal Burns?
After receiving care in a hospital's emergency department for a burn, it is always wise to follow up with your doctor to have the burn reexamined.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/16/2016
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