Burn

About- Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected skin cells to die. Fire, Electricity, chemicals, Scalding liquids can cause mild to severe life-threatening burns. 

Symptoms-
Based on the severity of damage to the skin, symptoms are as follows  
1st Degree: Superficial - skin will be red, slightly swollen and painful, but not blister 
2nd Degree: Pale pink painful skin with small blisters
3rd Degree: black, brown or white skin which may look leathery. Third-degree burns can destroy nerves, causing numbness
4th Degree: Same as the third degree but with damage to deeper structures such as tendons, joints, and bone
 
Causes-
 Chemicals burn such as strong acids, lye, paint thinner or gasoline
 Electrical Currents
 Excessive sun exposure
 Fires including flames from matches, candles, and lighters
 Hot liquid or steam
 Hot metal, glass or other objects
 Radiation from X-rays
 Radiation therapy to treat cancer
 Sunlight or ultraviolet light
 
Specialists to Visit
 Critical Care Medicine
 Dermatologist

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References-
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.healthline.com
http://www.assh.org
https://www.nhs.uk

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