The Dangers of Scalding Injuries Suffered by Children

If you have children, you know how easy it is for them to suffer an injury. It only takes a moment for a child to get hurt by grabbing something sharp or by putting something in their mouths. Scalding injuries are particularly common among children and they can prove fatal. According to SafeKids.org, scald burns caused by hot liquids or steam are more common among young children than contact burns involving fire, which are more prevalent among older children. The majority of scald burns suffered by children is where food is being prepared. In fact, 90 percent of non-tap water scalds are related to hot foods or spilled drinking liquids. Hot tap water encompasses nearly a quarter of all scald burns among children and results in more hospitalizations and fatalities than any other hot liquid burn.