Burns First Aid - Burns are horrible to see and when the skin is burnt not only is it destroyed but, depending on the extent and area affected, the deeper tissue and even bones can be damaged. Before giving burns first aid the depth of the burned area needs to be determined.
You may feel like freaking out at this stage but there are only 2 main treatment approaches for applying First Aid to Burns. They are separated into Minor and Major Burns.
So it may not be as difficult as you could have first thought.
Minor burns are first degree burns and small second degree burns (smaller than 3 inches or 7.5 cm diameter).
Major Burns are second degree burns larger than the persons abdomen or the area of their hand spread out (larger than 3 inches or 7.5 cm diameter) as well as full thickness burns.
The medical classification is as follows:-
1. First degree (superficial thickness) are where only the outer layer of skin is affected. They can be painful (mine always have been) there is also redness and at times swelling.
2. Second degree (partial thickness- superficial or partial thickness - deep) are where the outer and the underlying skin are affected. Now these no doubt cause pain, more intense redness, splotchy appearance, swelling and blistering.
3. Full thickness are called third degree (and at times forth degree). These extend into the deeper tissue and involve all layers of the skin and possibly the bone. Areas may appear dry, white or charred black. These may be numb or painless because the nerves in these areas have been damaged.
Out of the different ways we can get burnt Thermal burns are the most common such as
Lets find out how to give First Aid Treatment for Minor Burns ....
or how to give First Aid for Major Burns.....
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