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Basics of Burns – Types, Symptoms and Treatments

Basics of Burns – Types, Symptoms and Treatments

A burn occurs when there is an injury to the body tissues due to heat, chemicals, electricity and even sunlight. A burn caused by hot liquid or steam is termed a scald. Classifications of burns Burns are classified according to their severity. – First-degree burn: affects only the outermost layer of skin (epidermis). – Second-degree burn: affects the layer of skin beneath the epidermis (dermis). – Third-degree burn: affects all layers of the skin and the tissue underneath. Symptoms of…

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