Burns

  • Alternative Names

    Second degree burn; First degree burn; Third degree burn


    Symptoms
    • Blisters
    • Pain (the degree of pain is not related to the severity of the burn -- the most serious burns can be painless)
    • Peeling skin
    • Red skin
    • Shock (watch for pale and clammy skin, weakness, bluish lips and fingernails, and a drop in alertness)
    • Swelling
    • White or charred skin

    Symptoms of an airways burn:

    • Charred mouth; burned lips
    • Burns on the head, face, or neck
    • Wheezing
    • Change in voice
    • Difficulty breathing; coughing
    • Singed nose hairs or eyebrows
    • Dark, carbon-stained mucus