2018

July 5, 2018 in

Understanding Fifth-Degree Burns

What are Fifth-Degree Burns? While first-, second-, and third-degree burns are widely recognized, many people are not aware of the more severe types of burn damage. Any damage past a third-degree burn is often known as a fourth-degree burn, but there are categories that break down distinguishing factors of injuries further. Fourth-degree burns are...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Fourth-Degree Burns

What Are Fourth-Degree Burns? Fourth-degree burns are the most severe burns and include extensive damage of the skin, muscles, and bone. These burns are most often fatal, but recent medical advances have started to make it possible to save those suffering from fourth-degree burns. These burns require immediate medical attention to ensure survival. If...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Third-Degree Burns (Full Thickness Burns)

What Are Third-Degree Burns? Third-degree burns damage all three layers of the skin, and are also known as full thickness burns. In some cases, a third-degree burn can even reach through the skin to muscles and bones. These burns are much more severe than first- and second-degree burns and require medical assistance. Symptoms of...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding Second-Degree Burns

What Are Second-Degree Burns? Second-degree burns involve the top two layers of skin: the dermis and the epidermis. They are also known as partial thickness burns and often result in blistering. A second-degree burn can result in more pain, swelling, and are more severe than a first-degree burn. These burns are treatable at home,...
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June 25, 2018 in

Understanding First-Degree Burns

What Are First-Degree Burns? First-degree burns, also known as superficial burns, only affect the top layer of the skin. Even so, first-degree burns can affect a wide area of skin and become very painful. In general, a first-degree burn requires little to no treatment, though some cases may require you to visit a doctor....
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