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What are chemical burns?

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Strong acids, solvents or detergents that touch your skin can cause it to burn. This is called a chemical burn.

SOURCES:

Stanford Children’s Health: “Classification of Burns.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Second-Degree Burns (Partial Thickness Burns,)” “Third-Degree Burns.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Health Library: Burns.”

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati: “First-, Second-, and Third-Degree Burn Treatment.”

Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters : “Friction Burns: Epidemiology and Prevention.”

Burns & Trauma : “Cold Burn Injuries in the UK: the 11-Year Experience of a Tertiary Burns Centre.”

American Family Physician : “Outpatient Burns: Prevention and Care.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Electrical burns.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCES:

Stanford Children’s Health: “Classification of Burns.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Second-Degree Burns (Partial Thickness Burns,)” “Third-Degree Burns.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Health Library: Burns.”

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati: “First-, Second-, and Third-Degree Burn Treatment.”

Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters : “Friction Burns: Epidemiology and Prevention.”

Burns & Trauma : “Cold Burn Injuries in the UK: the 11-Year Experience of a Tertiary Burns Centre.”

American Family Physician : “Outpatient Burns: Prevention and Care.”

DermNet New Zealand: “Electrical burns.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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