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Burn care

Burn care

Burn care

Burn injuries can be devastating for a family. At Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston, we recognize this and are equipped to support the family during this stressful time. The experts at the Galveston Shriners Hospital provide specialized care to children with many types of burn injuries. This may include an inpatient stay at the hospital or management in our outpatient department.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Galveston treats all degrees, sizes and types of burns from the time of referral, through the end of treatment.

Burn care includes:

  • Skin grafting
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Burn rehabilitation

Superficial burns

Superficial burns, also known as first-degree burns, affect only the epidermal layer of skin. No blisters form, but affected areas are painful. Burns of this type usually heal within a few days without scarring.

Superficial partial thickness burns

Superficial, partial thickness burns affect the epidermal and dermal layers of skin. Blisters form or the injury may present itself as an open lesion. Beneath the blister these wounds are pink, moist and painful. These wounds generally heal in 10–14 days with minimal scarring.

Deep partial thickness burns

Deep, partial thickness burns involve the epidermal and deeper dermal layers of the skin and often heal within three weeks.

Full thickness burns

Full thickness burns, also known as third-degree burns extend through the epidermal and dermal layers, and into the subcutaneous tissue. These injuries present as dry and leathery, and result in very severe scarring.

   
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