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scald

 [skawld]
a burn caused by a hot liquid or a hot, moist vapor; to burn in such fashion.

scald

(skawld),
1. To burn by contact with a hot liquid or steam.
2. The lesion resulting from such contact.
[L. excaldo, to wash in hot water]

scald

(skawld) to burn with hot liquid or steam; a burn so produced.

scald

[skôld]
Etymology: L, calidus, hot
a burn caused by exposure of the skin to a hot liquid or vapor.

scald

(skawld)
1. To burn by contact with a hot liquid or steam.
2. The lesion resulting from such contact.
[L. excaldo, to wash in hot water]

scald

A burn caused by hot liquid or steam.

scald

tissue damage caused by applied wet heat (e.g. hot water, steam); unconscious scalding of feet and subsequent blistering/ulceration are associated with marked distal sensory neuropathy

scald

1. a burn caused by a hot liquid or a hot, moist vapor; to burn in such fashion.
2. see benign footrot.
3. alopecia, pityriasis and hair loss over the rump of the horse without dermatitis; occurs in warm wet weather when the skin is wet continuously for long periods.

milk scald
see milk scald.
sheep scald
see interdigital dermatitis.
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The average total body surface area burnt in case of scald burns was 20% and that of flame burns was 85%.
Children make up half of all burns and scald cases seen in hospitals.
However, it is unlikely that the scalds at either Gunyah or Tarcoola have developed as a result of salinity alone, as the EC profiles indicate that salinity is not high enough for plant growth to cease (EC <l.
Some tips to prevent scalds in the kitchen include testing heated food and liquids before serving children and keeping young children away from cooking and sink areas when in use.
He also says any burn or scalds larger than a postage stamp should be seen by a doctor.
Scalds are more likely to happen when a child climbs or falls into a bath of hot water or a brother or sister runs the hot tap when a younger child is in the bath.
Professor Alison Kemp will head the team from the Cardiff Child Protection Systematic Reviews group based in the University's School of Medicine to find new ways to better prevent childhood burns and scalds and the pain and suffering that affects these children.
He suffered 20 per cent scalds to his legs after hot water was spilled on him.
RoSPA head of home injury prevention Dawn D'Caccia said figures showed burns and scalds are a serious issue among children.
Acid sulfate soil (ASS) scalds are persistently bare areas, usually found on low-elevation (0-1 m Australian Height Datum) coastal floodplains, associated with severe acidification resulting from the drainage (aeration and oxidation) of pyritic sediments.
Every day, a child under five is admitted to hospital with severe bath scalds.