Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)
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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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/30/2014
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