Know About Burn Wounds
What are burns?
Burns are one of the most common household injuries, especially among children. The term “burn” means more than the burning sensation associated with this injury. Burns are characterised by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die.
Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences, depending on the cause and degree of injury. More serious burns require immediate emergency medical care to prevent complications and death.
There are three primary types of burns: first, second, and third degree. Each degree is based on the severity of damage to the skin, with first degree being the most minor and third degree being the most severe.
First-degree burns: Damage only the outer layer of skin
Second-degree burns: Damage the outer layer and the layer underneath
Third-degree burns: Damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath
There is also fourth-degree burns. This type of burn includes all the symptoms of a third-degree burn and extend beyond the skin into tendons and bones.