A to Z: Burn, Third-Degreeenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgThird-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.third-degree burn, full-thickness burn, charred skin, leathery skin, severe pain, nerve damage, shock, skin graft, burns, burning, burned, skin, fires, fire, pain, blisters, scarring, swelling, redness, burns, burning, burned, skin, fires, fire safety08/09/201303/22/201909/02/20192a6118a8-6839-44f1-9b58-9c028f84d10chttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-third.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>Third-degree <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/">burns</a>, or full-thickness burns, are the most serious type of burn. They involve all the layers of the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/skin-hair-nails.html/">skin</a> and underlying tissue and can cause permanent damage.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Third-degree burns are most often caused by direct extended contact with fire, heated objects, steam, hot liquids, chemicals, or electrical currents.</p> <p>With a third-degree burn, the surface of the skin is swollen and looks dry, waxy white, leathery, brown, or charred. There may be severe pain &mdash; or, little or no pain because of nerve damage. Some burn victims go into shock.</p> <p>If someone suffers a third-degree burn, <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns-sheet.html/">call 911</a> immediately. Make sure he or she is in a safe place but don't remove burned clothing. Apply cool water over the area for at least 3-5 minutes, then cover the area with a clean dry cloth or sheet until help arrives. If possible, elevate the burned body part(s) above the level of the heart.</p> <p>Once at the hospital, treatment may include cleaning the affected area and removing dead skin and tissue; antibiotics given orally (taken by mouth), topically (applied to the skin), or intravenously (IV) (through the veins); intravenous (IV) fluids; and pain medicine.</p> <p>Often, doctors do a skin graft &mdash; a type of surgery where healthy skin is taken from an unburned part of the body and placed on the wound to help it heal.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Third-degree burns are a serious medical emergency and can be life threatening. If treated quickly, however, many burn cases can have good outcomes.</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, Second-DegreeA second-degree burn affects the top two layers of skin (the epidermis and dermis). It is more serious than a first-degree burn.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-second.html/b17ebd80-1086-4c35-bad2-f79c8cf34a86
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 SafetyBefore your family celebrates a holiday, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fireworks.html/bba2fffe-9833-4050-b850-a481e8b09ba3
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
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