Burns are injuries to the exposed skin or other membranes such as the mouth or throat (swallowed burns). Types include thermal burns (heat or fire), scalds, chemical burns, acid burns, cold burns, and so on. Note that “burning sensation” is a different issue entirely.
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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Burning sensation: Burning sensations refer to a skin sensation (rather than actual “burns”), which people may describe also with terms such as
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