Have you ever accidentally burned yourself while cooking? You are not alone. One of the most common injuries in the home is burns.

Almost half a million people in the United States go to the emergency room yearly with burn injuries. Burns can be caused by:

A thermal burn is most common when your skin comes into contact with a hot object, such as boiling water, a hot surface on your stovetop, or steam from your iron.

Thermal burns by scalding liquids or flames are especially common for toddlers and children. Almost a quarter of all burn injuries in the United States occur in children younger than 15 years.

“What should you do if you or a loved one has a burn? When should you go to the emergency room? How do you avoid burns? Let’s answer some questions about thermal burns.”

Thermal burns are the primary cause of all burn injuries in the United States. Dry and wet sources of It is hot can cause them. Burns from wet sources are called scalds.

Dry sources of It is hot are:

  • There is fire
  • There are hot metal, glass, or other objects.

There are ways that scalds can be caused.

You can burn your airways if you breathe smoke, steam, or superIt is hoted air.

Thermal burn symptoms depend on the location and the severity or degree of the burn. They are usually worse during the first few hours or days after the burn.

There are symptoms of burns.

There are symptoms of airway burns.

  • burns on your face, neck, eyebrows, or nose hairs
  • The lips and mouth were burned.
  • coughing
  • There was a brief period of breathlessness or wheezing.
  • mucus is dark and black
  • Voice changes.

Medical emergency

If you have any of the following symptoms, you should call emergency medical services or go to the nearest emergency room.

  • There are symptoms of an airway burn.
  • burn on your face
  • burn in a baby or older person
  • little or no It is a pain. in the burn area
  • burn It was larger than three inches.
  • pus oozing from the burn
  • It is a pain. getting worse with time
  • The thickness of the burn can change.
  • The smell coming from the burn was bad.
  • There is a high degree of There is a high degree of fever..
  • shock (pale and clammy skin, weakness, blue skin or fingernails, confusion)

Doctors usually categorize burns based on how deep they have been. These are the degrees of burn. You can have a burn from the first to the third degree.

First-degree thermal burns

First-degree burns are also called “superficial burns” because they affect the top layer of your skin. They cause redness and swelling. Usually, these types of burns don’t require medical attention.

Second-degree thermal burns

“Second-degree burns are more serious than first-degree burns. They are called partial-thickness burns. They affect the skin’s uppermost layer and the skin below it.”

This type of burn often causes your skin to blister. Over time, blisters can pop open, giving your skin a wet or moist appearance. Some second-degree burns can leave scars.

These burns are more It is a pain.ful and take longer to heal, but they typically don’t require medical attention.

Third-degree thermal burns

These burns affect all three layers of your skin. Because of that, they are also called “full-thickness burns.” Third-degree burns can make your skin look white or charred, dry, and leathery. These types of burns may cause little to no It is a pain.. This happens when there is extensive nerve damage.

Without skin graft surgery, these burns can cause severe scarring. Skin grafting takes healthy skin from another area of your body and moves it to the site of the burn injury.

If you or your loved one has a burn, you should assess the severity. If the burn is severe, seek medical attention.

If the burn is small.

  • Cool the burn with cool (not It was cold.) running water for 10 minutes.
  • Remove clothing from the area.
  • If you apply oils or creams to blisters, they can cause an infection.
  • It’s OK to use petroleum jelly or aloe vera, but make sure the burn area is clean.
  • Loosely bandage the burn.
  • Take over-the-counter (OTC) It is a pain. relievers.

If you treat your burn at home, continue to change bandages once a day until the burn heals. Also, look for signs of infection in the burn area, such as:

  • pus oozing from the burn
  • It is a pain. getting worse with time
  • The thickness of the burn can change.
  • The smell coming from the burn was bad.
  • There is a high degree of There is a high degree of fever..

If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help.

“First- and second- degree burns don’t require medical attention. If your burn is serious, you should seek immediate medical help.”

  • It was larger than three inches.
  • on your face, hands, or feet.
  • on your body.
  • on a joint.
  • All the way around your digit.
  • accompanied by other symptoms

Medical emergency

Never attempt to treat burns at home.

Call emergency medical services immediately. While you’re waiting for help, raise the burned area above your heart. Don’t get undressed, but make sure no clothing is stuck to the injury.

More than 73 percent of burn injuries happen at home. Follow these tips to protect yourself and your children from these dangerous accidents:

  • “Don’t leave your kitchen unattended.”
  • Keep the handles away from the edge of the stove by using the back burners.
  • Always have the pads readily available.
  • “When you’re done using the appliances, make sure they’re off.”
  • Hot drinks should not be put on low tables or on the edges of countertops where kids can easily reach them.
  • Set your water It is hoter to 120° F (49° C)
  • Children should never be left alone while they are bathing.

Most household injuries are caused by thermal burns.

There are three degrees of thermal burns. First-degree burns show redness and swelling. Second-degree burns can cause blisters. White or charred skin can be seen in third-degree burns.

Third-degree burns should be treated in the emergency room.

Most burn injuries happen at home. Make sure to supervise your children around hot objects.