A to Z: Burn, Second-Degreeenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA second-degree burn affects the top two layers of skin (the epidermis and dermis). It is more serious than a first-degree burn.burn, second-degree burn, epidermis, dermis, severe pain, blisters, scarring, swelling, redness, burns, burning, burned, skin, fires, fire safety08/09/201303/22/201909/02/2019b17ebd80-1086-4c35-bad2-f79c8cf34a86https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-second.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dictionary/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-atoZDictionary-enBT.jpg" alt="A to Z Dictionary 500 Go" name="5093-P_ATOZDICTIONARY2_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>A second-degree <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/">burn</a> affects the top two layers of <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> (the epidermis and dermis). It is more serious than a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-first.html/">first-degree burn</a>.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Signs and symptoms of second-degree burns include severe pain, swelling, redness, and blisters that sometimes break open. The area can be wet looking with a bright pink to cherry red color. Deep burns can result in scarring.</p> <p>Burns can be caused by contact with fire, heated objects, steam, hot liquids, or chemicals. Exposure to electrical currents, radiation, and the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sun-safety.html/">sun</a> can also lead to second-degree burns.</p> <p>Small second-degree burns (no larger than 3 inches in diameter) can usually be treated at home. Larger burns or burns located on the face, hands, feet, groin, or major joints need to be treated by a doctor immediately.</p> <p>The first step in relieving symptoms is to apply cool water to the area for at least 5 minutes. Do not put ice, butter, or ointments on a burn. To protect the wound, you can cover the area with a dry, clean cloth or sheet.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Second-degree burns can be very painful and need to be watched carefully for infection. With proper treatment, however, most will heal in about 3 weeks. Taking safety precautions at home can help prevent many&nbsp;burns.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Burn, First-DegreeA first-degree burn is a minor burn that only affects the top layer of skin, or epidermis. It is the mildest of the three types of burns (first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-first.html/36b52ad1-8037-4e3e-b506-9d0d312a2de2
A to Z: Burn, Third-DegreeThird-degree burns, or full-thickness burns, are the most serious type of burn. They involve all the layers of the skin and underlying tissue and can cause permanent damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-third.html/2a6118a8-6839-44f1-9b58-9c028f84d10c
Being Safe in the KitchenCooking and baking are lots of fun - as long as you stay safe. Read this article for safety tips before you head into the kitchen.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/safe-in-kitchen.html/b6d4b44b-a395-42ab-8fa7-2d403a7fd4bb
BurnsBurns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/ff164fcd-00a6-4d1f-9128-e580b6da1cf2
Childproofing and Preventing Household AccidentsYou might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/0dfb8dee-0285-4d87-a4d3-a048bdc1289e
Fireworks SafetyFireworks are cool to watch, but it's best to let the professionals set them off. Find out more in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/fireworks.html/1b4d944a-d5ae-4115-b0e4-09efce815f22
First Aid: BurnsScald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here's what to do if your child is burned.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns-sheet.html/ff7b7a8d-f227-4024-85ce-a8c870038c83
First Aid: SunburnYou can treat mild sunburn at home. But severe sunburn needs medical attention. Here's what to do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sunburn-sheet.html/a5931b17-2eb5-469e-9a13-0a4a4849c611
Household Safety: Preventing Burns, Shocks, and FiresBurns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns - especially scalds from hot water and liquids - are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here's how to protect kids from burns.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-burns.html/8a156fc5-875f-4f9b-bd4e-aeb4e5141576
How to Be Safe When You're in the SunIt's fun to be outside on a hot, sunny day. But too much sun and heat can make you feel terrible. Find out how to stay safe in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/summer-safety.html/c6fb5445-9394-4823-a223-433af0a7c0d5
Preventing House FiresTake the time now to review fire safety facts and tips to prevent fires in your home.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fire.html/a82f9203-344e-4729-b33d-3e2425b40616
Sun SafetyBy teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sun-safety.html/bc26aff9-60cc-47da-a3b8-154ec64ac649
Word! Burn, First-DegreeA first-degree burn is one that only hurts the top layer of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-burn1.html/c067cda6-f0d3-4811-942c-561d3de5358f
Word! Burn, Second-DegreeA second-degree burn is one that hurts the top two layers of skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-burn2.html/f932e026-470e-42d9-988f-cacb4ffc8784
Word! Burn, Third-DegreeA third-degree burn is one that damages all the layers of the skin and the tissue beneath the skin.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-burn3.html/717c2397-b4f0-4dd0-ad1f-c194bb58dafc