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How do I care for skin burns?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
The most common burns a person receives in the kitchen are scalds and contact burns. Learn how to care for first-, second-, and third-degree burns in this video of Dr. Oz.


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