Flame Burn

A flame burn is a type of thermal injury caused by direct contact with fire or intense heat sources. Flame burns can result from various situations, including house fires, car accidents, workplace incidents, or exposure to open flames such as candles or stoves.

Flame burns can vary in severity depending on factors such as the duration of exposure, the temperature of the flame, and the affected area of the body. Superficial flame burns may cause redness, pain, and blistering, while deeper burns can lead to extensive tissue damage, scarring, and even life-threatening complications such as shock or respiratory distress.

Treatment for flame burns typically involves immediate first aid measures to cool the burn area with cool water and remove any clothing or jewelry that may retain heat. Severe burns may require medical attention, including wound cleaning, debridement, and possibly skin grafting to promote healing and reduce the risk of infection.

Preventing flame burns involves practicing fire safety measures such as installing smoke detectors, using caution around open flames, and having fire extinguishers readily available in homes and workplaces.