February 1-7 is National Burn Awareness Week. One of the more common burns is scalding, caused by hot water and steam. Scald burns can be worse than burns from fire. Specifically when it comes to children, extra caution should be taken around hot drinks and liquids. Children have thinner skin than adults, so they burn more easily.

Dr. Roger Simpson is quoted in this press release issued by Nassau University Medical Center. It contains tips on preventing scald burns in the kitchen.

More information on scalds from hot food and drinks can be found at preventchildinjury.org.

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