Burns by: DeeDee Bradford

1st, 2nd, 3rd degree burns

1st Degree

  • A first-degree burn is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin
  • Causing pain and redness

2nd Degree

  • Damage to the skin or deeper tissues caused by sun, hot liquids, fire, electricity, or chemicals
  • may cause red, white or splotchy skin, pain, and swelling

3rd Degree

  • This burn reaches into the fat layer beneath the skin
  • Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness
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Preventing Burns

  • Be careful when using candles, space heaters, and curling irons.
  • Keep children away from radiators.
  • Be alert around hot drinks.
  • Check the temperature of bath water before putting a child in the tub.
  • Check smoke alarm batteries at least once a month.