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First Degree...

  • -Includes only the outer layer of skin, the epidermis
  • -Skin is usually red and very painful
  • -Equivalent to superficial sunburn without blisters
  • -Dry in appearance
  • -Healing occurs in 3-5 days, injured epithelium peels away from the healthy skin
  • -Hospitalization is for pain control and maybe fluid imbalance
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    Second Degree

    • Partial thickness
    • Blisters can be present
      • Involve the entire epidermis and upper layers of the dermis
      • Wound will be pink, red in color, painful and wet appearing
      • Wound will blanch when pressure is applied
      • Should heal in several weeks (10-21 days) without grafting, scarring is usually minimal
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    Third Degree...

  • -All layers of the skin is destroyed
  • -Extend into the subcutaneous tissues
  • -Areas can appear, black or white and will be dry
  • -Can appear leathery in texture
  • -Will not blanch when pressure is applied
  • -No pain
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