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Types Of Burns

Monday 18 December 2017 at 06:23 am.

Burn injuries don’t cause much pain and suffering once it heals but they do bring emotional distress, scars to your body, and may result in long term medical issues. According to the World Health Organization, almost 195,000 deaths are recorded each year due to some kind of burn injury. The severity of the burn varies in regards to the type of burn suffered. Even non-fatal burns can lead to illnesses.

Fortunately, burns are preventable but if you or a loved one has sustained a burn injury due to someone else’s negligence, then we have a Clearlake injury attorney who is ready to provide you with assistance. This attorney will help you seek who was responsible for the trauma that you have suffered and they will show you the financial compensation you may be entitled to.

Down below are the types of burns

First Degree Burns

This is the most minor degree of burning. This degree on indicates that the only damage that has occurred is on the upper layer of your skin. This is often referred to as the epidermis. The common symptoms are tender skin, swelling, and substantial pain. Though first degree burns are minor, they must be treated properly to avoid serious damage.

Second Degree Burns

Second degree burns affect the first two layers of the skin which is the epidermis and the dermis. This type of burn is more serious than the first degree burn. It is characterized bu blistering and red splotches on the skin. These burns must be treated by a doctor immediately to prevent serious skin damage like fungal attacks on the wound.

Third Degree Burns

This type of burn affects the entire dermis and also destroys the internal parts of the body as will. Third degree burns are actually painless because the wounds are so deep that the victims are unable to feel anything.



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