Burns require immediate medical attention

August 2003
Raven's Eye;Aug2003, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p11
This article discusses different types of burns and their treatment. Burns can be caused by sunlight, heat, hot water, steam, fire, radiation, chemicals, or electricity. Burns are divided into three degrees. First-degree burns are skin surface burns. Second-degree burns are deeper skin burns, also called partial-thickness skin burns. Third-degree burns are also called full skin thickness burns. In case of first or second-degree burn, the burned area should be soaked in cool water or with a cold compress. Third-degree burns need special care and need to be seen immediately by a doctor. These types of injuries should be evaluated by experts as there can be deadly burns caused inside the body that aren't seen.


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