Severe burn



Severe burns are life-threatening severe burns, carbonization of tissues. The severity of burns depends on the extent and depth of the injured tissue. The depth of burn can be divided into I, II and III degrees. Severe burns require immediate treatment, preferably in a hospital with a burn specialist. First-aid personnel apply masks to oxygen in the wounded to reduce the impact of carbon monoxide and toxic gases on the wounded in the fire.



Caused by flame, high temperature and strong radiant heat.

Severe burns:

People between the ages of 10 and 50: burns above the second degree account for more than 25% of the total surface area.

People younger than 10 years old and older than 50 years old: burns with a shallow second degree or more account for more than 20% of the total surface area.

Burns of three or more degrees account for more than 10% of the total surface area.

Any burn involving the hands, face, feet or perineum.

The burn covers the main joints.

A round of burns around any part of the limbs.

Any burn that hurts the respiratory tract.

Electric burns.

Burns are associated with a composite injury with a fracture or other trauma.

Infants and young children burn.

Burns occur in high-risk groups that are prone to complications.


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The burn surface can be white, soft or black, charred leather. Since the burnt skin becomes pale, it is often mistaken for normal skin in white-skinned people, but it does not change color when pressed. Destroyed red blood cells can make the skin of the burn appear bright red, occasionally blisters, and the hair in the burned area is easily pulled out and the feeling is reduced. The third degree burn area generally has no pain. Because the nerve endings of the skin are destroyed.


Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis of severe burns:

1. Mild burn injury is the lightest. Burn skin redness, pain, obvious tenderness, exudation or edema. Partially whitened when the injured area was lightly pressed, but no blisters.

2, moderate burn: moderate burn refers to deep burn injury, the formation of serum-filled burn blister, tissue necrosis.

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