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Describe the features of a skin burn.?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine
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In brief: Skin burns
Old terminology: 1st degree=tender, reddened skin; 2nd degree: painful redness & blisters; 3rd degree: waxy, white skin with loss of feeling; 4th degree: muscle and bone involvement.
Now termed partial thickness and full thickness burns. Severity also depends on amount of skin involved & location: face, hands, genitals more significant than patch on arm & should be treated by doc/er.

In brief: Skin burns
Old terminology: 1st degree=tender, reddened skin; 2nd degree: painful redness & blisters; 3rd degree: waxy, white skin with loss of feeling; 4th degree: muscle and bone involvement.
Now termed partial thickness and full thickness burns. Severity also depends on amount of skin involved & location: face, hands, genitals more significant than patch on arm & should be treated by doc/er.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
age of the patient is another factor to consider: burns in children are more significant than similar ones in adults
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