Burn FAQs:

Q: Is a burn a type of injury to skin?

A: Yes, or other tissues, caused by heat, cold, electricity, chemicals, friction, or radiation.

Q: Are burns treated up to one-third of the time with traditional medicine?

A: Yes, and which may include applications of eggs, mud, leaves or cow dung.

Q: Are burns treated the same as other burns?

A: Yes.

Q: Are burns typically red in color?

A: Yes, and severe burns may be pink, white or black.

Q: Are burns generally more common in colder climates?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a burn secondary to disruption in the normal functioning of the skin?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a burn as less than 10% TBSA had a mortality rate of less than 1%, while admittees with over 90% TBSA had a mortality rate of 85%?

A: Yes, In Afghanistan, people with more than 60% TBSA burns rarely survive.

Q: Are burns often managed in hospital?

A: Yes, and major burns are managed by a burn center.

Q: Is a burn measured as a percentage of total body surface area affected by partial thickness or full thickness burns?

A: Yes.

Q: Are burns generally preventable?

A: Yes.

Q: Are burns due to heat from hot liquids?

A: Yes, and solids, or fire.

Q: Are burns caused by a variety of external sources classified as thermal?

A: Yes, and chemical, electrical, and radiation.

Q: Is a burn often black and frequently leads to loss of the burned part?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a burn a is stiff?

A: Yes.

Q: Are burns : fire or flame , scalds , hot objects , electricity , and chemicals?

A: Yes, Most burn injuries occur at home or at work , and most are accidental, with 2% due to assault by another, and 1-2% resulting from a suicide attempt.

Q: Are burns also a common cause and occur at high rates in young women?

A: Yes, and secondary to domestic violence and self-harm.

Q: Were burns deemed preventable?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a burn usually determined via examination?

A: Yes, although a biopsy may also be used.