Burns to the skin – by definition – are sorted into varying degrees or depths of tissue damage… Generally burns are characterised by damage caused by skin exposure to electricity, chemicals or a source of excessive heat – like flames, suns rays, hot objects or liquids touching the skin. Frostbite is an injury that is considered a type of burn and results from exposure to extreme cold.
When tissue is burned, fluid leaks into them from the blood vessels, causing swelling and pain. In addition, damaged skin and other body surfaces are easily infected because they can no longer act as a barrier against invading organisms.
Causes of skin burns:
The most common and also the most preventable of all burns is sunburn. The ultra-violet rays from the sun can cause serious burns and can damage the skin in a very short time.
Another cause of burns is Scalds. They occur when skin comes into contact with hot liquids. Scalds with hot oil are generally more severe than with hot water because oil heats to higher temperatures than water, and the thicker liquid may remain on the skin for a longer period of time. Similarly, covered areas of skin can yield severe burns because clothing retains heat, keeping scalding liquid in contact with the skin longer. Even steam can cause a severe scalding injury.
Improper use of flammable liquids, auto accidents or clothing ignited by stoves or space heaters. Flash follows closely behind flame with injuries from natural gas explosions, propane and gasoline. Flash flames can cause intense heat over a brief time. Clothing, unless ignited, often protects skin in this type of burn.
Contact with live wires or unprotected electrical outlets can also cause burn injuries. The severity of these types of burns depends on the intensity of the electrical current and the duration of exposure.
Chemical burns occur during industrial accidents, but they can also occur in the home with common battery acids, oils and gases. Chemical burns can cause progressive damage until the chemical is inactivated. The severity of this type of burn depends on the kind of chemical, length of exposure and amount of tissue involved.
Inhalation Injury occurs when someone is trapped in an enclosed space with toxic gas or fumes from a fire or chemical leak. These gases can produce a chemical burn causing an inflammatory response to a person’s respiratory system. Initially inhalation injuries may be masked by other outer burns, however, damage may appear within two to 48 hours after a burn injury.
Severity of burns is related with its deepness.
A first degree burn is limited to the epidermis. It is characterized by heat, pain, moistening and reddening of the burned surface, but rarely shows blistering or charring of tissue. First degree burns often heal in three to seven days and seldom scar. Typical first degree burns include sunburn and minor scalds.
Sometimes referred to as partial thickness burns, second degree burns are characterized as either “superficial” or “deep.” Both types penetrate deeper than a first degree burn and destroy the epidermal layers, extending into the dermis layer. They can cause damage to sweat glands and hair follicles and are extremely painful, often with intense swelling and also produce blisters, severe pain, and redness. The skin can appear blotchy white to cherry red.
Most superficial second degree burns heal in 10 to 21 days, but leave a change in skin color and pigmentation. A deep second degree burn can be ivory or pearly white in color and may require a process known as skin grafting treatment.
A third degree burn-also known as a full thickness burn-destroys all the epidermal and dermal skin layers. The tissue damage extends below hair follicles and sweat glands to subcutaneous (fat) tissue. With this degree of burn, the skin becomes charred and leathery and often appears depressed relative to surrounding tissue. The skin can be bright red, waxy white, tan or brown; there are no blisters; and third degree burns may cause massive swelling. Perhaps surprisingly, third degree burns are usually not painful because the injury has destroyed nerve endings.
When a burn injury is deep enough to involve muscle, bone, tendon and/or ligament, it is sometimes classified as a fourth degree burn. These burns are often life threatening and may require amputation.
Burn Classification as an Injury
The size of the body area burned also helps classify a burn as a minor or major injury. Doctors classify burns according to strict, widely accepted definitions. These definitions may not correspond to a person’s understanding of those terms.
To determine the severity of a burn, doctors estimate what percentage of the body’s surface has been burned. For adults, doctors use the rule of nines. This method divides almost all of the body into sections of 9% or of 2 times 9% (18%). For children, doctors use charts that adjust these percentages according to the child’s age. Adjustment is needed because different areas of the body grow at different rates.
Other Types of Burns
There is another type of burns that affects other organs of the body no just the skin. Many people who have been burned in fires have also inhaled smoke. Sometimes people inhale smoke without sustaining skin burns. Smoke inhalation often causes no serious, lasting effects. However, if the smoke is unusually hot or dense or if inhalation is prolonged, serious problems can develop. The hot smoke can burn the windpipe (trachea), resulting in swelling. As the swelling narrows the trachea, airflow into the lungs is obstructed. Inhalation of chemicals released in the smoke, such as hydrogen chloride, phosgene, sulfur dioxide, and ammonia, can swell and damage the lungs and trachea. Eventually, the small airways leading to the lungs narrow, further obstructing airflow. Smoke can also contain chemicals that poison the body’s cells, such as carbon monoxide and cyanide.
Damage to the trachea or the lungs can cause shortness of breath, which can take up to 24 hours to develop. Obstruction of airflow due to swelling of the airways can produce wheezing and worsen shortness of breath. The person may have soot in the mouth or nose, singed nasal hairs, or burns around the mouth. Lung damage may cause chest pain, coughing, and wheezing. If the oxygen supply is depleted due to smoke, the person may pass out. High levels of carbon monoxide in the blood may cause confusion or disorientation or may even be fatal.
Treatment of Skin Burn Injury
Before burns are treated, the burning agent must be stopped from inflicting further damage. For example, fires are extinguished. Clothing—especially any that is smoldering (such as melted synthetic shirts), covered with hot tar, or soaked with chemicals—is immediately removed.
Care at home includes keeping the burn clean to prevent infection. In addition, many people are given analgesics, for at least a few days. The burn can be covered with a nonstick bandage or with sterile gauze. The gauze can be removed without sticking by first being soaked in water.
Hospitalization is sometimes necessary for optimal care of burn injuries. Burns those prevent a person from performing essential daily functions, such as walking or eating, make hospitalization necessary. Severe burns, deep second- and third-degree burns, burns occurring in the very young or the very old, and burns involving the hands, feet, face, or genitals are usually best treated at burn centers. Burn centers are hospitals that are specially equipped and staffed to care for burn victims.
Superficial Minor Burns:
The burn is carefully cleaned to prevent infection. If dirt is deeply embedded, a doctor can give analgesics or numb the area by injecting a local anesthetic and then scrub the burn with a brush.
Deep Minor Burns:
The burn may require examination at a hospital or doctor’s office, possibly as often as daily for the first few days.
This type of burn usually skin graft may be needed. Most skin grafts replace the burned skin. Other skin grafts help by temporarily covering and protecting the skin as it heals on its own. In a skin grafting procedure, a piece of healthy skin is taken from an unburned area of the person’s body (autograft), from another living or dead person (allograft), or from another species (xenograft)—usually pigs because their skin is most similar to human skin. The skin graft is surgically sewn over the burned area after removing any dead tissue and ensuring that the wound is clean. Autografts are permanent. Allografts and xenografts, however, are rejected after 10 to 14 days by the person’s immune system. Artificial skin has been developed recently and can also be used to replace the burned skin. Burned skin can be replaced anytime within several days of the burn.
Severe, life-threatening burns require immediate care.
Keeping the burned area clean is important, because the damaged skin is easily infected.
Because severe burns take a long time to heal, sometimes years, and can cause disfigurement, the person can become depressed.
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