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.
Capsaicin: Purpose, How to Use, & Side Effects
Find out how capsaicin creams and patches can give you pain relief from arthritis, fibromyalgia, shingles, and other conditions.
Chemical Eye Burns
Learn more here about treating chemical eye burns, which can result from exposure to household cleaners or substances in the workplace -- and can require emergency medical treatment.
Corneal Flash Burns
A corneal flash burn can be caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun, a welder's arc - even a halogen desk lamp. WebMD tells you how to protect your eyes from injury.