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Description of Burns

DescriptionAccording to dictionary definition  A burn is damage to the different layers of the skin (ranging from the upper most to the topmost) depending on the degree of burn.  There are three types of burns:1. First-degree burns damage only the outer layer of skin2. Second-degree burns damage the outer layer and the layer underneath3. Third-degree burns damage or destroy the deepest layer of skin and tissues underneath  Causes and Risk FactorsAccording to dictionary definition  The burn may be caused by:1. Heat2. Chemicals3. Electricity4. Sunlight5. Radiation6. Scalds from hot liquids and steam7. Building fires8. Flammable liquids and gases    Signs and SymptomsAccording to dictionary definition  Common symptoms are:1. Swelling of the burnt area2. Blistering3. Scarring4. In serious cases, shock, and even death  TreatmentAccording to dictionary definition  Treatment for burns depends on:a) Cause of the burnb) How deep it isc) How much of the body it covers
Treatment includes,  1. Antibiotic creams can prevent or treat infections.2. For more serious burns, treatment may be needed to clean the wound, replace the skin, and make sure the patient has enough fluids and nutrition.  NIH: National Institute of General Medical SciencesAccording to dictionary definition  



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