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Burn injury query - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Child Health
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :  
How can I help you?
User :   can u tell from a burn if it was an accident or if someone done it
Doctor :   It is difficult to do that
User :   what u mean
Doctor :  
To tell the cause of a burn
Doctor :  
whether it is intended or accidental
User :   well my son was playing by the iron and burnt himself but they trying to said i did it
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
Like who is blaming it?
User :   ok if the child was burnt by an parent wouldnt he be afraid of me
Doctor :  
Well in that case one can come to a conclusion
User :   the commonweath
Doctor :  
that if done deliberately the shape of the burn injury would be more uniform
Doctor :  
and if it is accidental then it is a bit haphazard
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
He would be afraid of you
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