Burn injuries

 

Burns are among the most common traumatic skin injuries, especially in children. The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It plays, among other things, an important role in the fluid and temperature regulation of the body; and it also acts as a first body’s defence against bacteria and viruses.

Burn is a break in the skin in which many of the affected cells die. As larger is the injured area, so lesser is the skin ability to maintain the control of the stated reasons.

The amount of damage that a burn can cause depends upon its location, its depth, and how much of the body surface area involves.

There are three basic classifications of skin burns based upon their depth.

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