Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common burns in early childhood. Because burns range from mild to life threatening, some can be treated at home, while others need emergency medical care.
If your child is severely burned, call 911 right away. While you wait for help, begin these treatments:
Reviewed by: Steven Dowshen, MD
Date reviewed: April 2014
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