Burn injury can be caused by various factors, such as friction, heat and electricity. A burn injury can differ greatly concerning the kind of tissue that is affected by the injury, how rigorous the burn injury is, and the health complications that effect from a burn injury. During these cases, immediately consult your urgent care provider.
Burn injury can not only damage your skin, also they can affect the inner parts of the skin such as muscles, blood vessels and bones as well. Burn injury can cause great pain due to damage to the nerve endings.
Burn injuries can be fatal. You may experience wide variety of major and potentially fatal complications. There may be electrolyte imbalance, infection of the skin and muscles, shock, and respiratory injury.
Even relatively small burns can be incapacitating, disfiguring, and painful. Generally burn injuries are classified into four types:
- 1st degree burns: Damage outer layer of the skin.
- 2nd degree burns: Damage outer layer and the layer beneath the skin.
- 3rd degree burns: Damage deepest layer and tissues underneath.
- 4th degree burns: Damage your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and bone
When you are affected with any kind of burn injury, immediately consult your urgent care provider.