Do you know the difference between first, second, and third degree burns? Watch this video, featuring Jenny Ziembicki, MD, to learn the difference. According to Dr. Ziembicki, any second or third degree burn should receive medical attention.
First Degree Burns
- Skin is red but intact
Second Degree Burns
- Superficial – wet & blistering
- Deep – dry & require surgery
Third Degree Burns
- Affect all layers of the skin
- Requires medical attention and surgery
To learn more, visit the UPMC Mercy Burn Center website.