Thermal (Heat or Fire) Burns (cont.)
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Thermal Burns Symptoms
All thermal burns (from fire or flame) cause an injury to the different layers of the skin. The type of burn and the severity of the burn depends on the number of layers of skin affected.
Traditionally burns were described using the word degrees (first, second, and third). Now most doctors describe burns as to their thickness (superficial, partial, and full).
The skin is made up of three important layers:
Each corresponds roughly to the types of burns. (It is important to note that many burn injuries may include all three types of burns at the same time.)
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/8/2015
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