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How are different degrees of burns different?
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: See below--
It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree.
Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns.

In brief: See below--
It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree.
Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns.
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
In brief: Three
1st degree is redness 2 nd dgree is a blister and third degree is deeper damage which will result in scarring.
First and second degree burns can be treated with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or biafine cream, third degree burns will require surgical treatment to minimize scarring and prevent secondary infection.

In brief: Three
1st degree is redness 2 nd dgree is a blister and third degree is deeper damage which will result in scarring.
First and second degree burns can be treated with silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or biafine cream, third degree burns will require surgical treatment to minimize scarring and prevent secondary infection.
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