This article will provide you with a list of the most common symptoms of the burn so that you can identify and diagnose the problem.
What is a Burn?
Burns are one of the most common injuries in the world. It is a type of injury that can be caused by many different things, including hot liquids, chemicals, and electricity.
The severity of a burn is determined by how deep it goes into the skin and how big an area it covers. Burns are classified as first-degree burns, second-degree burns, or third-degree burns.
A first-degree burn only affects the epidermis (outer layer) of your skin and usually heals without any medical treatment needed. A second-degree burn affects both the epidermis and dermis (inner layer) of your skin and requires medical attention to heal properly. A third-degree burn also damages all layers of your skin, often leading to permanent scarring or tissue death which may require hospitalization for treatment.
How Burns Affect Skin
After a burn, the skin can be red, swollen, and painful.
The skin after a burn is dry and may have blisters. It may also be sensitive to touch. The skin will not feel normal for weeks or months after the injury.
Types of Burns
There are 3 types of burns: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. A first-degree burn is a minor burn that affects the outer layer of the skin. It is usually red, painful, and swollen. Second-degree burns extend beyond the outer layer of skin and into the area below it. Third-degree burns affect all layers of skin and also reach into muscles, bones, or other tissue beneath the skin.
There are many symptoms of burn which you can use to diagnose the problem.
The most common symptom is a blister or red skin. Other symptoms include pain, swelling, and increased sensitivity to touch or temperature.
What to Do If You Have a Burn?
Burns is one of the most common injuries in the world. The severity of a burn can range from mild to severe. A first burn should be treated as an emergency and you should call for medical attention if it is severe.
If the burn is minor, you can treat it by running cool water over the burn for 10 minutes or until the pain has subsided. You can also put ice on the area to help with any swelling or redness that may be present.
If your burn is major, you should seek medical attention immediately. If it is not possible to get medical attention, submerge yourself in cold water and cover your wound with a clean cloth soaked in cold water.