1st 2nd and 3rd degree burns
by: Kyandre Jackson
1st degree burn
A first-degree burn also called a superficial burn or wound is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin. First-degree burns are one of the mildest forms of skin injuries, and they usually do not require medical treatment. However, some superficial burns can be quite large or painful and may require a trip to a doctor. A first- degree burn can also be treated at home.
2nd degree burn
A second-degree burn also known as partial thickness burn involve the epidermis and part of the dermis layer of skin. The burn site appears red, blistered, and may be swollen and painful.
3rd degree burn
Third-degree burns are the worst burns. They cause the most damage extending through every layer of skin. The damage can even reach the bloodstream, major organs, and bones, which can lead to death.