A burn is caused by dry heat – by an iron, hair straighteners, or even a hot radiator. A scald is caused by something wet, such as a hot bath or cup of tea.
Burns can be very painful but remember, the amount of pain your child feels isn't always related to how serious the burn is. A very serious burn may cause:
How To treat a Burn
Top tips to lessen the chance of burns and scalds.
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