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I burned my thumb lighting sparklers (fireworks) a few nights ago. I've been pleased with how it's healing, and have been especially impressed because it's not a scenario that really could have come up in our evolutionary history. Then I started thinking that fires are not that common in nature. This prompts the question: do our bodies heal from burns using burn-specific techniques, or do they just follow general “procedures” for repairing damaged skin?

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  • $\begingroup$ general applies to many specifics. $\endgroup$ Apr 12, 2017 at 3:03

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