The burn is an injury that affects skins and tissues and is usually caused by fire, heat, electricity, or sunburn. Most of the burns are caused by hot items. Burns can kill the skin cells. Sometimes burns can result in death. A burn injury can be successfully treated; however, severe burn requires immediate healthcare services and may leave chronic scares and damages on the skin.
Burns are sorted by severity as:
- First-Degree Burns: These tend to be the most frequent and comparatively slight as it affects only the skins external layer; the skin could become sore and irritated. These burns usually self-heal with some care, and immediate medical care is not needed.
- Second-Degree Burns: Second-Degree Burn is a more severe sort of injury where skin will blister and swell. It needs regular bandages, and you need to clean the area regularly. It helps to prevent the spread of the infection. Second-degree burns have a high chance of becoming infected and will cause a deep scare.
- Third-Degree Burns: The most severe kind of burn causing damage not just to the skin, but to the fat layer underneath it, muscle, nerves, and even bone tendons. The burn damage extends to the deeper layer of the skin.