Scalding is One of the Most Common Types of Burn Injuries Yet Many People Do Not Know How to Treat Them
There is no way around it – burn injuries are one of the most painful types of burns. Scalding, which is a burn that is caused by coming into contact with very hot liquids, is one of the most common types of burns that cause people to go to emergency rooms. It is common for people to not think of scalding burns as a real danger. As a result, they often do not know how to treat these burns and the steps they try can make them worse.
If you have been injured in an accident that caused a burn injury then your next call should be to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707. We are happy to begin with a free legal consultation so you can better understand what your legal rights are.
Microwaves Are the Cause of Many Scald Burns
It is common for a person to suffer scald burns thanks to microwaves. This is because the microwave’s method of heating liquids results in uneven heating. It can also lead to what is known as “superheating” in which the temperature gets much hotter than expected. Microwaves can also cause liquids to get hotter than it would need to in order to become steam but it stays a liquid. As soon as the liquid is moved, it turns to steam and can cause serious burns when it splashes or clouds.
How to Treat Scalding Burns
There are many old wives’ tales out there that not only do not help a burn but can make the injury worse. The key is to get the temperature of the skin down at a reasonable pace. Ice can get the temperature down very quickly but it can cause more tissue damage, or even cause frostbite, when the skin goes too fast from burning hot to freezing cold. Instead, put cool water on the burn. It draws the heat out of the burn without hurting the skin even worse.
If you have suffered a scalding burn that is anything but very minor then you should seek medical care right away. These can be very serious burns and many not appear as serious as they are, or hurt as much as you think they would. Fast care is the key to increasing your chances of healing fully.
Have You Suffered a Burn Injury?
If you have suffered a burn injury, whether at work, home, or due to a defective product, it may be that someone else was at fault. If there was a negligent party then your personal injury attorney can help you discover if you have legal options. Reach out to Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707 today to get a free legal consultation.