Types of burns
- Scald: A burn caused by hot liquid or steam, such as hot drinks and bath water.
- Flame: A burn caused by contact with an open flame or explosion.
- Electrical: A burn caused by exposure to a live current. Such as putting a knife in to a toaster.
- Chemical: A burn caused by contact with a chemical substance, either on the skin or swallowed. For example ingestion of drain cleaner.
- Radiation: A burn caused by exposure to excess of the suns ultraviolet rays.
- Friction: A burn caused by the skin rubbing against a surface. For example treadmills.
The tempertaure of water and the time it takes to cause a serious scald injury
Burns and Scalds
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