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Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common burns in early childhood. Because burns range from mild to life threatening, some can be treated at home, while others need emergency medical care.
If your child is severely burned, call 911 right away. While you wait for help, begin these treatments:
Use these checklists to make a safety check of your home, including your kitchen. You should answer “yes” to all of these questions.
Fireworks safety starts with the manufacturer, but it ends with you! Read these tips on handling fireworks safely and have a blast on the Fourth!
Before your family celebrates a holiday, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
You can treat mild sunburn at home. But severe sunburn needs medical attention. Here’s what to do.
Cooking and baking are lots of fun – as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.
Fireworks are cool to watch, but it’s best to let the professionals set them off. Find out more in this article for kids.
A first-degree burn is a minor burn that only affects the top layer of skin, or epidermis. It is the mildest of the three types of burns (first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree).
A second-degree burn affects the top two layers of skin (the epidermis and dermis). It is more serious than a first-degree burn.
Third-degree burns, or full-thickness burns, are the most serious type of burn. They involve all the layers of the skin and underlying tissue and can cause permanent damage.
Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips to prevent fires in your home.
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Tanning beds are no safer than the sun — and may be even more dangerous. Read this article to get the details, and to find out what is safe when it comes to getting that golden glow.
The sun can do a lot more than just give you a warm summer glow. Get the facts on sun and skin damage – and what you can do to protect yourself and still look tan.
Burns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.
Burns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns – especially scalds from hot water and liquids – are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here’s how to protect kids from burns.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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