Types of Burns: Treatment & Recognition

Types of Burns: Treatment & Recognition

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Burns are an unfortunate injury that many of us will experience during our lifetime, but do you know how to recognize the seriousness of each burn? Did you know the treatment varies depending on the severity? In this video we explain and demonstrate the differences between the severity of burns and how to effectively treat them.

Superficial Burns or 1st Degree Burns

Red skin, do not break the skin. The most common type of superficial burn is a sunburn. Place under cool running water, use of burn ointments is okay since the skin is not broken, use burn dressing to cover the burn if needed.

Partial Thickness or 2nd Degree Burns

Appear red and blistered. Place under cool running water or submerge into sink/tub, use of burn ointments is okay since the skin is not broken, use burn dressing to wrap the burn.

Full Thickness or 3rd Degree Burns

Appear red, open wound, can be charred looking. If caused by hot oil the skin will appear white and waxy. Submerge in cool water, do not use ointment since it's an open wound, wrap wound with a burn dressing, and get it checked by a doctor or at the emergency department.

To purchase a burn kit containing dressings and wraps click here. 

Check out the video below to see the different types of burns and how to treat them effectively.

****Warning This Video May Contain Graphic Content. Viewer Discretion is Advised****

 


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