Thermal Burns Symptoms
All thermal burns (from fire or flame) cause an injury to the different layers of the skin.
The skin is made up of three important layers:
- Bthe epidermis (or the outer layer),
- the dermis, and
- the subcutaneous tissues.
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.)
- Superficial burn or first degree burn
- Painful, red, area turns white when touched, no blisters, moist
- Partial thickness burn or second degree burn
- Superficial symptoms and signs
- Deep symptoms and signs
- Full thickness burn or third degree burn
- Painless, no sensation to touch, pearly white or charred, dry, may appear leathery