1st 2nd and 3rd Degree Burns
- Sha'Daria Gipson
1st Degree Burns
First degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin which is the epidermis. They cause pain, redness, and swelling.
2nd Degree Burns
Second degree burns penetrates into some of the underlying layers of the skin. The dermis is the thick layer of tissue underneath the epidermis.
3rd Degree Burns
Third Degree Burns are referred to as full thickness burns. Third degree burns destroy the Dermis, Epidermis and the subcutaneous tissue. The subcutaneous tissue is underneath the skin as well.
How to prevent 1st 2nd and 3rd Degree Burns
To prevent getting burned you may want to stay away from anything that can burn you such as fire, ammonia, hot water, the sun and etc.