Your Health: Burn Prevention and Treatment


From sunburns to kitchen accidents and more serious injuries, burns affect 3.5 million Americans each year. Knowing how to prevent and treat them is your first line of defense for yourself and your family.

Sandra Archer of Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care explores the differences between first, second and third degree burns and how to prevent and treat them. Learn the basics and dispel old wives tales about how to soothe a burn.

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