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Ischemic

Your skin is comprised of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissue. The type of burn and its severity depend on how many of those three layers receive damage. Simple burns, such as a minor sunburn, only affect the epidermis or outer layer. Serious burns damage the outer layer and penetrate deep into the other layers, causing damage to the skin and inner tissue. This causes swelling, scarring and often leads to infection.

Symptoms

Burn symptoms vary depending on how deep the skin damage is. It can take a day or two for the signs and symptoms of a severe burn to develop.

  • First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns involve only the epidermis or top layer of skin. The average sunburn is an example. Typical signs include redness, painful to the touch and the skin may show mild swelling. Treatment for first-degree burns includes the application of cool and wet compresses to reduce the swelling and pain. The burn can be covered with a sterile, non-adhesive bandage or cloth to help avoid possible infection. Typically, first-degree burns heal well on their own and medical attention is only necessary if the victim is elderly or an infant or the burns cover a large portion of the body.

  • Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns involve the epidermis and the dermis levels of the skin. Symptoms include a deep reddening of the skin, pain, blisters, a glossy appearance caused by leaking fluid and the possible loss of some skin. Second-degree burns require medical treatment

  • Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are the most serious burns and affect all three layers of the skin and are severe enough to permanently destroy the tissue. Signs of a their-degree burn include loss of skin layers, the skin is dry and leathery and may appear charred or have patches that appear white, brown or black. In many cases, the victim may not feel pain as the tissue is dead. Pain can occur in areas where the burn has only affected the first two layers. Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention and are very prone to infection. It is these burns that typically result in hospitalization and the need for long-term treatment.

  • Fourth-Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns extend past the skin levels and cause damage to the muscles, tendons and even bone. There is typically no sensation in the area as the nerve endings have also been destroyed. The risk of infection with these burns is high. Long-term hospital care is required and many of these cases can be fatal. In most cases, multiple surgeries are necessary to remove the burned tissue and skin grafts are necessary to cover the damaged areas.

When to See a Doctor?

Seek emergency medical assistance for:

  • Burns that cover the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, a major joint or a large area of the body
  • Deep burns, which means burns affecting all layers of the skin or even deeper tissues
  • Burns that cause the skin to look leathery
  • Burns that appear charred or have patches of black, brown or white
  • Burns caused by chemicals or electricity
  • Difficulty breathing or burns to the airway

Treatment

Take first-aid measures while waiting for emergency assistance.

Call your doctor if you experience:

  • Signs of infection, such as oozing from the wound, increased pain, redness and swelling
  • A burn or blister that’s large or doesn’t heal in two weeks
  • New, unexplained symptoms
  • Significant scarring

Ready for an appointment?

At Complex Healthcare Solutions, our care team’s approach is to collaborate with your treatment to address any existing conditions you are currently suffering. Our specialists will work to create a complete treatment plan suited to you to heal and fully recover quickly.

To make an appointment with our healthcare professional and specialists, submit your appointment request or call us at +1-817-386-8886.

Ischemic

Your skin is comprised of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous tissue. The type of burn and its severity depend on how many of those three layers receive damage. Simple burns, such as a minor sunburn, only affect the epidermis or outer layer. Serious burns damage the outer layer and penetrate deep into the other layers, causing damage to the skin and inner tissue. This causes swelling, scarring and often leads to infection.

Burn symptoms vary depending on how deep the skin damage is. It can take a day or two for the signs and symptoms of a severe burn to develop.

  • First-Degree Burns

First-degree burns involve only the epidermis or top layer of skin. The average sunburn is an example. Typical signs include redness, painful to the touch and the skin may show mild swelling. Treatment for first-degree burns includes the application of cool and wet compresses to reduce the swelling and pain. The burn can be covered with a sterile, non-adhesive bandage or cloth to help avoid possible infection. Typically, first-degree burns heal well on their own and medical attention is only necessary if the victim is elderly or an infant or the burns cover a large portion of the body.

  • Second-Degree Burns

Second-degree burns involve the epidermis and the dermis levels of the skin. Symptoms include a deep reddening of the skin, pain, blisters, a glossy appearance caused by leaking fluid and the possible loss of some skin. Second-degree burns require medical treatment

  • Third-Degree Burns

Third-degree burns are the most serious burns and affect all three layers of the skin and are severe enough to permanently destroy the tissue. Signs of a their-degree burn include loss of skin layers, the skin is dry and leathery and may appear charred or have patches that appear white, brown or black. In many cases, the victim may not feel pain as the tissue is dead. Pain can occur in areas where the burn has only affected the first two layers. Third-degree burns require immediate medical attention and are very prone to infection. It is these burns that typically result in hospitalization and the need for long-term treatment.

  • Fourth-Degree Burns

Fourth-degree burns extend past the skin levels and cause damage to the muscles, tendons and even bone. There is typically no sensation in the area as the nerve endings have also been destroyed. The risk of infection with these burns is high. Long-term hospital care is required and many of these cases can be fatal. In most cases, multiple surgeries are necessary to remove the burned tissue and skin grafts are necessary to cover the damaged areas.

Seek emergency medical assistance for:

  • Burns that cover the hands, feet, face, groin, buttocks, a major joint or a large area of the body
  • Deep burns, which means burns affecting all layers of the skin or even deeper tissues
  • Burns that cause the skin to look leathery
  • Burns that appear charred or have patches of black, brown or white
  • Burns caused by chemicals or electricity
  • Difficulty breathing or burns to the airway

Take first-aid measures while waiting for emergency assistance.

Call your doctor if you experience:

  • Signs of infection, such as oozing from the wound, increased pain, redness and swelling
  • A burn or blister that’s large or doesn’t heal in two weeks
  • New, unexplained symptoms
  • Significant scarring

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