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  1. Burns

  2. What is it? • A burn is a injury to the flesh. • A burn is classified by degree • There is First, second, third, and forth

  3. First Degree • A first Degree that is only as deep as the epidermis. • Main cause is the sun (sunburn) • You can identify it by a mild redness • If you felt the burn it would feel dry. • The time it takes to heal is 1 week or less • The best treatment is time and a cool soothing cream or liquid like aloe.

  4. Second degree (partial thickness) • 2nd degree burns are only as deep as superficial dermis. • Number one cause for 2nd degree burns is a stove top • The best way to tell between a first and 2nd degree burn is if you have blisters or not. • The texture of a second degree burn is moist • Healing time is 2-3 weeks • Complications that can occur is an infection. • The best treatment is the same as 1st degree but you can get a mild antibiotic for it.

  5. Second degree (deep thickness) • These burns are usually as deep as the deep dermis. • Red and white coloration start to appear with bloody blisters. • The texture like the other kind of second degree burn is moist. • The healing process may take multiple week to heal properly. • Some complication can occur these include scaring and a possible excision. • The best treatment for this burn is to go to the hospital and let them treat it the way they think is fit.

  6. Third degree • A 3rd degree burn can envelope all your skin layers. • This burn appears stiff and white or brown • The burn sight is dry and leathery • With this burn you can’t feel any pain (because it has destroyed the nerves) • This burn requires and excision. • Some complications include scaring and amputation • If you think you have a 3rd degree burn seek help immediately

  7. Forth degree • A forth degree burn is a burn to your bone or muscle • It looks like its made of charcoal • Its dry and painless for the same reason as 3rd degree • To heal it requires an excision • Complication include amputation and functional impairment • If you have a forth degree burn go to hospital imminently

  8. Sources • http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=fourth+degree+burn+blisters&FORM=AWIR&adlt=strict • http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=third+degree+burn+blisters&qs=n&sk=&sc=1-26&form=QBIR&adlt=strict#x0y1233 • http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=second+degree+burn+blisters&qs=AS&sk=IM2AS2&adlt=strict#x0y1410 • http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=first+degree+burn&FORM=BIFD&adlt=strict#x0y352 • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn

  9. The End