A burn is damage to your body's tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. However, scalds from hot liquids and steam, building fires, flammable liquids, and gases are the most common causes of burns.
Burns are classified according to how seriously tissue has been damaged. The following system is used:
First Degree: A first degree burn is shown by redness and swelling of the outermost layers of the skin.
Second Degree: A second degree burn involves redness, swelling, and blistering. The damage may extend to deeper layers of the skin.
Third Degree: A third degree burn destroys the entire depth of the skin. It can also damage fat, muscle, organs, or bone beneath the skin. Significant scarring is common, and death can occur in the most severe cases.
The treatment options for a burn depend on how serious it is.
Minor burns can usually be treated at home or in a doctor's office. A minor burn is defined as a first or second degree burn that covers less than 15 percent of an adults body or 10 percent of a child's body.
Moderate burns should be treated in a hospital. Moderate burns are first or second degree burns that cover more of a patients body or a third degree burn that covers less than 10 percent of the Body Surface Area (BSA).
Major burns should be treated in special burn-treatment facilities. These burns are third degree burns that cover more than 10 percent of the BSA. Specialized equipment and methods are used to treat these burns.
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