Burns and Electric Shock - Preparing For Your Appointment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
You can help your
doctor diagnose and treat your condition by being prepared to answer the
- What caused the burn?
- What kind of
material was burning (such as wood, plastic, chemical, or
- When did the burn occur?
- What is the size
and location of the burn? Can you
estimate the depth as a first-, second-, or
- Was there a possibility of
smoke inhalation? Was the fire in an enclosed
- How was the fire put out?
- Were there other
- What home treatment has been used?
- Do you
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December 27, 2012
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