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.
Preventing 5 Common Home Injuries
WebMD offers tips for preventing five common causes of home injuries and deaths: falls, choking and suffocation, burns, poisoning, and knife accidents.
Chemical Burns Treatment
WebMD explains first aid steps for treating a chemical burn.
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.