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What are cold burns?

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Also called frostbite, cold burns cause damage to your skin by freezing it. You can get frostbite by being outside in freezing temperatures. It can also happen when your skin comes into direct contact with something very cold for a long period of time.

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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