Debridement means the doctor tears
away your child's skin fused to
burning characteristics of fabrics
If clothing catches fire tear it off ASAP.
Some artificial fabrics burn and melt
into your skin. Natural fabrics burn but
do not melt.
I was in a small gas explosion, thrown
a few feet by expanding air, skinned my
knees, and scorched my pants leg. The
medic said, "You have second degree
burns on the back of that leg. You
are lucky those pants are 100% cotton.
Artificial fabric would melt into
your skin and I'd have to debride you."