Burns involve damage to the skin when it is exposed to radiation, heat, corrosive chemicals, and electricity. Patients with burns may have first, second, or third-degree burns. First and mild second-degree burns are generally managed at home. However, third-degree burns are life-threatening and require comprehensive medical care.
There are several causes of burns. These are thermal, electrical, radiation, and chemical burns.
Burns are classified based on their severity. These are first-degree burns (superficial burns), second-degree burns (particle thickness burns), and third-degree burns (full-thickness burns). Different management options are available for treating different types of burns.