If there is an accident and you get a part of your skin burned, it’s important to seek immediate care, according to an expert from First Aid CPR Training in The Bronx, New York.
Our certification services have classified three types of burns:
- First-degree burn. A first-degree burn is classified when there is only an inflammation on the first layer of the skin. Symptoms include redness, pain, and mild swelling. This can be treated by cooling the area and applying moisturizer.
- Second-degree burn. A second-degree burn is deeper and more painful. Aside from pain, redness, and inflammation, it also includes blistering. This can be treated by applying OTC ointment after applying a wet compress.
- Third-degree burn. A third-degree burn involves all layers of skin. This means that the nerves and blood vessels are included in the damage and require emergency care. In other words, call 911.
The skin plays a critical function in the body’s fluid and temperature regulation. At the same time, it serves as a barrier against bacteria and viruses living in the environment outside the body. It can be a lost cause if enough skin areas are injured severely and are not treated with proper medical care.