Healing Skin Burns
Published: ShinMin Daily News 3 April 2016A 66-year-old man makes a stunning recovery from burns to his face and neck, which he sustained two months ago in a kitchen fire.
"Dr Jean Ho explains...
Burns are classified into:
- First degree. A sun burn is an example of a first degree burn,
- Second degree. Scalding injuries are examples of second degree burns. The damage to the skin may result in none to mild scarring.
- Third degree. Chemical and electrical burns would fall into this category. As there is significant damage to vital structures in the skin including the hair follicles and glands, these burns frequently cause permanent scarring.
With the exception of first degree burns, specialist treatment and early attention to burn wounds are crucial for improving outcomes. "