Different Types of Burns - Health Channel


Different Types of Burns |

Thermal, radiation, chemical and electrical are the different types of burns. Ricardo Castrellon, Medical Director of the Burn Center at South Miami Hospital, explains thermal burn refers to when there is heat exchange, it is a transfer of energy or heat into the soft tissue.

According to him, radiation burn is the most common one and it refers to the transfer of ionizing energy and it could happen after being exposed to the sun for a long period of time. Chemical burns refer to the transfer of electricity and how electricity conducts to your body and an electrical burns is when you might have a superficial injury but you have a deep injury that goes through your body as the electricity path.

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