Burn Degrees


To prevent injuries from burns you must:

  • Frequently check home smoke alarms to ensure they work properly
  • Teach your children or anyone else child fire safety and fire escape plans
  • Plan, practice and also know the fire escapes in your home
  • Teach children that it is dangerous playing with lighters, matches, flammable materials, and fireworks

1st Degree Burn

1st degree burn is confined exclusively to the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and is not a significant burn. it heals within a week and does not leave a scar.
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2nd Degree Burn

2nd degree burn damaging both the epidermis and dermis causes swelling, pain, redness, and blistering.
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3rd Degree Burn

3rd degree burn extends deeper in the skin (epidermis, dermis and hypo-dermis) causing extensive tissue destruction. The skin may feel numb. The skin may also appear stiff, waxy white, leathery or tan. These types of burns usually require skin grafts for wound closure.
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