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Burns are tissue damage that results from heat, overexposure to the sun or other radiation, or chemical or electrical contact. Burns can be minor medical problems or life-threatening emergencies.
The treatment of burns depends on the location and severity of the damage. Sunburns and small scalds can usually be treated at home. Deep or widespread burns need immediate medical attention.
To treat minor burns, follow these steps:
Whether your burn is minor or serious, use sunscreen and moisturizer regularly once the wound is healed.
This article is written by Mayo Clinic staff. Find more health and medical information on mayoclinic.org.
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