Determining the Seriousness of a Burn - Topic Overview
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
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this
© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Determining the Seriousness of a Burn Topics