Types of BurnsFirst aid burns to children or appropriate treatment methods, it is important to know the level of burns experienced so that the treatment given is appropriate. Therefore, burns must be treated quickly to minimize skin damage. Burns are divided into several levels, namely:
At this level, burns occur only in the upper layers of the skin. Burned skin will turn red, painful, swollen, and dry skin without blisters. Generally it will heal in 3-6 days, but the skin will peel within 1-2 days after a burn occurs.
At this level, burns are included in a more serious condition, because they have injured the lower layer of skin or dermis. It appears from the blistered and reddish skin, and feels very painful. The process of healing second-degree burns is long enough, up to three weeks or more.
Third-degree burns are the most serious burns because they hurt all layers of the skin and the underlying tissues. Burns at this level will make the skin look dry and white, dark brown and even scorch. Nerve damage sometimes makes you numb or just a little pain around the burn.