Classifications of Burns
Burns are classified in degrees. First-degree burns refer to burns across the outer layer of skin. The skin is red, painful, and dry; without blistering. An example of this type of burn is a mild sunburn. These burns are sometimes referred to as “superficial” burns because they do not penetrate skin beyond the epidermis. Second-degree burns involve deeper layers of skin. Burn victims suffering from this type of injury may experience blistering and swelling.
Third-degree burns blacken and char the skin, but the damaged area can also appear to be white. This type of burn includes all layers of skin. As such, these burns can cause damage to the subcutaneous tissues. Fourth-degree burns are the most destructive. They occur when burns go to the deeper tissues beyond the skin. Damage to nerves, muscles, organs, and bones can occur. There is no feeling in the area due to nerve damage. Emergency Medical Professionals and other medical personnel will determine the extent of your burns.
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