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Home Page - Burns

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Anatomy of the Skin

Burns Overview

Classification and Treatment of Burns

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Preventing Burn Injuries

Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury

Nutrition and Burns

Pain Management and Itching

Returning Home After a Burn Injury


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Burns destroy tissue. When skin is burned, it cannot prevent the entry of germs, prevent loss of body fluid, or control body temperature.

The severity of the burn depends on the depth of the burn; the size of the burn; the location of the burn; the age of the child; the source of the burn; and the health of the child prior to the burn injury.

To protect your child, it is important to understand the types of burns and the most common causes of burns. Practice fire safety and burn awareness at all times. Teach your children how to avoid sources of burns and what to do in the case of a fire. Should your child be burned, emergency care may be necessary.

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Play It Safe With Kitchen Fires
Preventing Household Poisonings
Safety Checklist: How Does Your Family Rate?
Tips to Lower Toddlers’ Choking Risks
Tote Your Baby in a Sling — Safely
Treating Minor Childhood Injuries
Unwrap the Gift of Toy Safety
Your Child: At 2 Years
Burns Quiz
Fire Prevention Quiz
Food Safety Quiz
Wound Smarts Quiz
Good Blood Sugar Control Vital for Wound Healing
Preventing Poisonings: Know the Latest Threats
Diseases & Conditions
Airway Obstruction Overview
Airway Obstruction: Prevention
Bicycle / In-Line Skating / Skateboarding Safety
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Bicycle, In-Line Skating, Skateboarding Safety--Prevention
Bites and Stings
Burns in Children
Burns Overview
Burns: Symptom Management
Chemical Burns
Chemical Burns of the Eye
Classification and Treatment of Burns
Classification of Burns
Coping Emotionally
Electrical Burns
Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury
Eye Care/Avoiding Eye Injuries
Eye Safety and First Aid
Fire Safety and Burns
Fire Safety and Burns Overview
Fire Safety and Burns--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Fire Safety and Burns--Prevention
Firearm Safety and Adolescents
Firearms--Identifying High-Risk Situations
First Aid for Poisonings
First-Aid for the Eyes
First-Degree Burns
Healthy Eating During Adolescence
Heat or Thermal Burns
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Home Wound Care
If Your Child Has Difficulty Adjusting
Insect Stings
Minor Injuries Overview
Motor Vehicle Safety - Identifying High-Risk Situations
Motor Vehicle Safety Overview
Nutrition and Burns
Online Resources - Burns
Online Resources - Safety and Injury Prevention
Pedestrian Safety
Preparing the Preschooler for Surgery
Preparing the Toddler for Surgery
Preschooler Nutrition
Preventing Burn Injuries
Preventing Falls
Preventing Injuries--How You Can Help Your Child
Preventing Scars and Contractures
Returning Home After a Burn Injury
Safety and Injury Prevention for Teens
Second-Degree Burns (Partial Thickness Burns)
Sports Safety for Children
Sports Safety for Teens
Sunburn and Children
Superficial Injuries Overview
The Growing Child: Preschool (4 to 5 Years)
Thermal Injuries
Third-Degree Burns
Tick Bite Diseases
Toddler Nutrition
Topic Index - Burns
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Toy Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Toy Safety--Prevention
Treatment for Human Bites
Vision Overview
Water Safety and Teens
Water Safety for Children
Water Safety--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Water Safety--Prevention
When to Call Your Child's Doctor

Disclaimer: This information is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you receive from your child's physician. The content provided on this page is for informational purposes only, and was not designed to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease. Please consult your child's physician with any questions or concerns you may have regarding a medical condition.