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Classification and Treatment of Burns

What are the classifications of burns?

Burns are classified as first-, second-, or third-degree, depending on how deep and severe they penetrate the skin's surface.

Second and third-degree burns require the immediate attention of a physician or other healthcare provider. Listed below you will find additional information relating to first-, second-, or third-degree burns.

If you cannot find the information in which you are interested, please visit the Burns Online Resources page in this Web site for an Internet/World Wide Web address that may contain additional information on that topic.


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