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.
Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns Treatment
WebMD explains first aid for treating minor and life-threatening burns.
What Can I Do to Help Prevent Burns?
It’s not only fire that can burn you, but many everyday items. Here’s what you can do to stay safe.
Pain from Burns
WebMD looks at pain management of burns.