Determining the Seriousness of a Burn
The seriousness of a burn is determined by:
- The depth of the burn (first-, second-, third-,
- The size of the burn.
- The cause
(thermal, electrical, chemical, radiation, or friction).
- The part
of the body where the burn occurred.
- The age and
health of the burn victim.
What to think about
It is important to watch for
signs of infection during the healing of any
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
December 27, 2012
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