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How burn injury degrees are classified

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Posted On 08.09.11 by in Burn Injury

First degree burns are to those that are limited to the outer layers of skin, which may be red, charred, and swollen.

Second degree burns show the same symptoms but affect not only the outer layer (epidermis) but the dermis, or under lying skin.

Third degree burns are those beyond the dermis layer, affecting underlying tissues and blood vessels.

For more information read our Frequently Asked Questions about burn injuries.

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