BREAKING DOWN BURNS!
All the scoop on burns...
Burns: Classification and Treatment
A burn is an injury caused by exposure to heat or flame. There are three types of burns and each degree requires a higher level of treatment. 1st degree burns are burns that affect only the outer layers of the skin. 2nd degree burns affect the outer and underlying layers of skin. 3rd degree burns affect all layers.
1st degree burns
1st degree burns are the mildest forms of skin injury. Can cause redness on the skin, swelling and skin peeling. Sunburns, scalds, and electricity.
INTENSE SUNBURN (1st Degree Burn)
SECOND DEGREE BURN!
3rd degree burns
Also classified as a full thickness burn. Destroys both the epidermis and dermis fully. Causes like electrical, chemical, and open flames are for 3rd degree burns. Skin grafts are used to treat 3rd degree burns.
Third degree burn