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scald

 [skawld]
a burn caused by a hot liquid or a hot, moist vapor; to burn in such fashion.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

scald

A burn caused by hot liquid or steam.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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In case of burns or scalds, Dr Saifeldeen recommended cooling of the area immediately and soaking the burn with 'cool and not cold water'.
For histopathological examinations, rats were euthanized at days 2, 14, and 21 (n = 1, 1, and 4, resp.) after scald using ether, and skin samples were taken.
If someone has a severe burn or scald they're likely to suffer from shock, because of the fluid loss, so they'll need urgent hospital treatment.
This current study shows scald injuries as high as 69.04% and so burns preventive measures, especially towards scald prevention at homes, should be paramount, since the home serves as the highest place of childhood scalds occurrence [15]
"It is shocking that she was scalded this way - it is such a basic caring procedure that everybody does every day," said Mrs Elliott.
Hot drinks accounted for 55% of the scald injuries in young children, while for those aged between five and 16, hot water was responsible for half of the total number of scalds.
Use something clean and non-fluffy, like a cotton pillowcase, linen tea towel or cling film, to cover the burn or scald. This will help to reduce the danger of infection.
RoSPA chief executive Tom Mullarkey said: "As these devices begin to become commonplace in UK homes, the most vulnerable members of our community will be less likely to suffer the horrific and enduring consequences of a hot bath water scald.
Tap water scalds among seniors and the elderly: socio-economics and implications for prevention.
This paper aims to determine the level of SOC and associated soil properties in saline-sodic scalds, eroded, revegetated, and unaffected soil profiles at 2 sites in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales (NSW) in south-eastern Australia.
Although Rhianna was killed as a result of a faulty hot water tank every day a child under five is admitted to hospital with third degree burns resulting from scalds received in the bath.