- Published: Sunday, 23 February 2020 18:40
Burn-type injuries are among the most common to affect Americans today. Over three million cases are reported every single year, and these are only those severe enough to require immediate medical attention. Many go unreported. Burns can be the result of encountering high heat levels, but can also be due to exposure to acid or other chemicals, electricity, and many other causes.
What Are Burn Injuries?
Burns are injuries to your body’s tissue, usually to the outermost layers of skin. However, in severe cases, the injury can extend through all layers of skin into the muscle and deep tissue. They can be first, second, or third-degree in increasing severity, and they can be caused by more than exposure to heat or hot objects.