Rice Emergency Room is fully equipped to handle all types of burn injury emergency care in Houston.
Thermal burns are the most common type of burn. They occur when your skin comes into contact with something that is extremely hot, such as a flame, scalding liquid, or hot object.
Chemical burns occur when your skin comes into contact with an acidic or alkaline substance. These burns can be extremely painful and cause serious damage to your skin.
Electrical burns occur when your skin comes into contact with an electrical current. These burns can be very deep and cause damage to your tissues and organs.
Radiation burns occur when your skin is exposed to high levels of radiation, such as from the sun or a radiation therapy treatment.
Inhalation injuries occur when you breathe in hot air or steam, which can damage your lungs. This type of injury is often seen in firefighters and people who have been in house fires.
Depending on how severely the skin has been damaged, burn symptoms differ. The warning signs and symptoms of a serious burn may not show for a day or two.
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