Most burns are minor injuries that occur at home or work. It is common to get a minor burn from hot water, a curling iron, or touching a hot stove. However, some burns can be serious, and even life threatening. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage on burns: how to prevent them, types of burns, what to do if you get burned, and much more.
Burns and Electric Shock-Home Treatment
Information on home treatment of burns.
Burns and Electric Shock-Check Your Symptoms
Check your symptoms of burns.
Burns and Electric Shock-Topic Overview
Most burns are minor injuries that occur at home or work. It is common to get a minor burn from hot water, a curling iron, or touching a hot stove.
First Aid for Tar or Plastic Burns-Topic Overview
Immediately run cold water over the hot tar or hot plastic to cool the tar or plastic and stop the burning. Do not attempt to peel the tar or plastic off after it has cooled. This may remove skin that is stuck to the tar or plastic. To remove tar or plastic,loosen it with mineral oil or ointments such as Vaseline or Polysporin. Tar will likely peel off after a few days as the skin cells ...