What is burn level
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:
-red, no blistered skin
- Second-degree burns:
- blisters and some
thickening of the skin
- Third-degree burns:
- widespread thickness
with a white, leathery
- There are also fourth degree burns.
This type of burn includes all of the
symptoms of a third
degree burn and extends
beyond the skin into
tendons and bones.
Most minor burns can be treated at home.
They usually heal within a couple of weeks.
COOL THE BURN:
Hold the burned area under cool (not cold)
running water or apply a cool, wet compress
until the pain eases. Don't use ice. Putting ice
directly on a burn can cause further damage
to the tissue.
REMOVE RINGS OR OTHER TIGHT ITEM:
Try to do this quickly and gently,
before the burned area swells
DON'T BREAK BLISTERS:
Fluid-ﬁlled blisters protect against infection.
If a blister breaks, clean the area with water
(mild soap is optional).
BANDAGE THE BURN:
Cover the burn with a sterile gauze bandage
(not ﬂuffy cotton). Wrap it loosely to avoid
putting pressure on burned skin. Bandaging
keeps air off the area, reduces pain and
protects blistered skin.
TAKE A PAIN RELIEVER:
Over-the-counter pain relief medications
can help relieve pain.
USE SKIN HEALING PROMOTING MEDICATION:
To promote skin healing process and prevent scar formation
* Before beginning any type of treatment regimen. Always consult with a
licensed healthcare professional for a specific medical advice about diagnosis
or treatments, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have any
Special medical condition.