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.
Although few people in the United States die after contact with chemicals in the home, many substances common in both living and storage areas can do serious harm.
Chemical Burns Treatment
WebMD explains first aid steps for treating a chemical burn.
Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns Treatment
WebMD explains first aid for treating minor and life-threatening burns.
Plastic Surgery for Burns and Other Wounds
If you have a severe wound, such as a burn, cosmetic surgery may improve its appearance. Learn more about plastic surgery from WebMD.