Burns by: DeeDee Bradford
1st, 2nd, 3rd degree burns
- A first-degree burn is an injury that affects the first layer of your skin
- Causing pain and redness
- 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
- This burn reaches into the fat layer beneath the skin
- Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness
- 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.