A burn is a traumatic damage of the skin by the effect of heat (flames, liquids, electricity). The treatment of the burned wound goes its depth and dimension. The dimension of the burn is indicated by the prat of the affected skin in relation to the body surface in percentage. A large burn are is considered to be 20% of the body’s surface
Burns are classified in three degrees of severity and results of the depth of the damaged skin:
1° burn: painful erythema as a result of oedema of the epidermis and hyperaemia of the corium. Prognosis: spontaneous healing without scarring.
2° burn: dermis is damaged. It is further classified in superficial (2a°) and deep (2b°) burns.