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.
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
Chemicals burn such as strong acids, lye, paint thinner or gasoline
Excessive sun exposure
Fires including flames from matches, candles, and lighters