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  • Anatomy of the Skin

    Anatomy of the Skin Click Image to Enlarge Facts about the skin The skin is the body's largest organ, covering the entire body. In addition to serving as a protective shield against heat, light, inju...

  • Burns Overview

    Burns Overview What are burns? Burns are a type of injury caused by thermal, electrical, chemical, or electromagnetic energy. Most burn accidents occur at home. About 75 percent of all burn injuries ...

  • Chemical Burns

    Chemical Burns Chemical burns can occur when strong acids or alkalies come into contact with the skin and/or the eyes. Caring for chemical burns: Rinse the exposed area with running water for 20 minu...

  • Classification and Treatment of Burns

    Classification and Treatment of Burns Second and third-degree burns require the immediate attention of a physician or other health care provider. Listed below you will find additional information rel...

  • Classification of Burns

    Classification of Burns What are the classifications of burns? Burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin's surface. First-degr...

  • Coping Emotionally

    Coping Emotionally Coping with changes following a burn Your child will be very happy to once again be with his/her toys, friends, school, and family. However, your child's burn care and emotional re...

  • Electrical Burns

    Electrical Burns Electrical burns occur when there is contact with electricity, either alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC). Caring for an electrical burn: Call or send someone to call 911...

  • Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury

    Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury Burn injuries require emergency clinical care by a physician or other health care professional. Listed in the directory below are several different types of burn ...

  • Facts About Burn Injury

    Facts About Burn Injury According to the latest data available from the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, consider the following statistics: Accidental, or unintentional, injury is a leading cause of deat...

  • First-Degree Burns

    First-Degree Burns What is a first-degree burn? First-degree burns affect only the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. The burn site is red, painful, dry, and with no blisters. Mild sunburn is an exam...

  • Glossary - Burns

    Glossary - Burns | A | | B | | C | | D | | E | | F | | G | | H | | I | | J | | K | | L | | M | | N | | O | | P | | Q | | R | | S | | T | | U | | V | | W | | X | | Y | | Z | A [back to top] B [back to...

  • Heat or Thermal Burns

    Heat or Thermal Burns A heat-induced or thermal burn can occur when the skin comes in contact with any heat source, such as a cooking pan, an iron, a fire, a hot surface or a hot, scalding liquid. Ca...

  • Home Page - Burns

    Topic Index Facts About Burn Injury Anatomy of the Skin Burns Overview Classification and Treatment of Burns Facts About Sunburn Preventing Burn Injuries Emergency Treatment of a Burn Injury Nutritio...

  • Home Wound Care

    Home Wound Care Providing wound care for your child at home Your child may come home with unhealed areas that still require dressing changes. You will be instructed on how to change dressings before ...

  • If Your Child Has Difficulty Adjusting

    If Your Child Has Difficulty Adjusting Symptoms that your child may be having difficulty adjusting It is extremely difficult to cope with stressful situations that last for a long time. Children have...

  • Nutrition and Burns

    Nutrition and Burns Nutritional needs for a child who has been burned A child who has been burned needs a diet higher in calories and proteins to help him/her heal and grow. Your child may have an in...

  • Online Resources - Burns

    Online Resources - Burns This Web was compiled from a variety of sources including the online resources listed below, but is not intended to substitute or replace the professional medical advice you ...

  • Pain Management and Itching

    Pain Management and Itching Pain management and burn care Most children with burns have pain. The amount of pain depends on the severity and location of the burn. Severe pain can make your child's st...

  • Preventing Burn Injuries

    Preventing Burn Injuries During the last 20 years, fatalities and injuries from burns and fires have decreased significantly. This decrease can be attributed to heightened public awareness of fire pr...

  • Preventing Scars and Contractures

    Preventing Scars and Contractures Preventing scars after a burn Scars are thickened marks left after a burn has healed. Most second- and third-degree burns cause some degree of scarring. Physical the...

  • Returning Home After a Burn Injury

    Returning Home After a Burn Injury Returning home after a burn injury requires an adjustment period for both your child and your family. You will probably experience a variety of feelings and emotion...

  • Second-Degree Burns

    Second-Degree Burns What is a second-degree burn? Second-degree burns involve the epidermis and part of the dermis layer of skin. The burn site appears red, blistered, and may be swollen and painful....

  • Sunburn and Children

    Sunburn and Children What is sunburn? Sunburn is a visible reaction of the skin's exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the invisible rays that are part of sunlight. Ultraviolet rays can also cause...

  • Third-Degree Burns

    Third-Degree Burns What is a third-degree burn? A third-degree burn is referred to as a full thickness burn. This type of burn destroys the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and the entire layer beneat...

  • Topic Index - Burns

    Topic Index - Burns Burns Home Facts About Burn Injury Anatomy of the Skin Burns Overview Classifications and Treatments of Burns Classification of Burns First-Degree Burns Second-Degree Burns Third-...

  • When to Call Your Child's Physician

    When to Call Your Child's Physician It is important to contact your child's physician in the following situations: If your child is not eating or drinking well If there is antisocial or disruptive be...