Classification and Treatment of Burns
What are the classifications of burns?
Burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin's surface.
Second and third-degree burns require the immediate attention of a physician or other healthcare provider. Listed below you will find additional information relating to first-, second-, or third-degree burns.
If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Burns Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.
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