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What can cause a a thermal burn?

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Heat from radiation or conduction (contact).

The "burn" from very cold substances is not actually a burn, but has some of the same characteristics. Freezing temperatures (such as dry ice) will rupture cells in the same way that burns do, but by forming ice crystals instead of steam. Tissue damage and necrosis can progress in a similar manner from both injuries. One major difference is that there is no heat oxidation (charring) in ice burns.

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