What is it?

Burns are injury to skin, or other tissues that results from heat, electricity, overexposure to the sun, or chemical or. Burns can be minor medical problems or life-threatening emergencies.

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Additional names

This group contains additional names:
- First Degree Burn
- Third Degree Burn
- Second Degree Burn
- Deep Third Degree Burn Without Loss of Body Part

Signs & symptoms

Burn symptoms depend on how deep the skin damage is.
- First degree burns - affect only the superficial layer of skin. may cause redness and pain.
- Second degree burns - deeper burns, may cause blisters, redness, pain, and itching.
- Third degree burns - reach the fat layer, can be black, brown, or white. Usually don't cause pain.

Diagnosis

Your healthcare provider will assess your burns severity based on the burns degree and area by conducting a thorough medical examination.

Treatment

First degree and minor burns can be treated at home. They usually heal within two weeks.
More severe and extensive burns may require hospitalization in specialized burn centers. In these cases, the treatment may include:
- Fluids to prevent dehydration
- Pain medications
- Burn creams and ointments
- Dressings
- Antibiotics
- Tetanus shot
- Skin implants

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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