Have you ever stayed out in the sun too long only to feel the burn later? Or checked on steaming vegetables only to bristle in pain as the hot steam hits your skin? Ouch!
The most common types of burn vary based on age. Scalds from a hot liquid are the most common type of burn affecting children and contact with open flames is the leading cause of burns in adults.
While some burns are easy to treat at home, others will require immediate emergency medical care to prevent complications and death. The severity will depend on the type of burn, the depth of the burn, its location and size (how much surface it covers).
See the infographic below for more information on the different types of burns, how burns are treated and prevention tips to keep your family safe.
Need Burn Care?
Regardless of the cause of the injury, some burns will require specialized care. At Banner Health, our experienced burn specialists are here to help get you and your family on your way to recovery.
To learn more about burn care services at Banner Health, visit bannerhealth.com.