The Doctors discuss the three common types of burns.
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Common Types of Burns Travis Stork: Today, it’s the best ways to protect your body on the job and that’s a great a question because we do all get burned no matter what we do on the job. We’re going to talk about the best way to treat a burn but to do that, you got to understand the common types of burns. Now, first degree burn, that’s just the outer layer, the epidermis gets burned. Drew Ordon: Like a sunburn. Travis Stork: A little sunburn and really not that big of a deal. But second degree, you're getting a little more serious. It gets kind of red. You can get blisters. It actually goes into the dermis which is the second layer of skin. Good news is, as long as it doesn’t through the dermis, it will grow back. But the problem gets to third degree burns. And strangely, if you compare second and third degree, third degree sometimes doesn’t look as bad but its much worse. The easiest way for me to tell it, it can be kind of yellowish, clear pale. I’ll ask a patient, “Can you feel this?” Because a third degree burn goes all the way through the outer and the inner layer and you loose all sensation. This in the third degree burn will not grow back. That’s when you start talking about skin grafts. I'm going to tell you why this is important. A cup of coffee, 140 degrees hot, I do that within five seconds. If this is 140 degrees, you can have a third degree burn as a possibility. So, it’s no joke.