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Burns: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

At Supreme Care ER, we understand that emergencies can happen anytime, and burns are no exception. Our state-of-the-art emergency room is dedicated to providing fast, quality care 24/7, including all holidays. If you or a loved one is experiencing a burn emergency, trust Supreme Care ER to deliver the prompt and expert care you deserve.

Burns refer to damage to the body’s tissues caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, sunlight, or radiation. They are classified into three categories: first-degree (superficial), second-degree (partial-thickness), and third-degree (full-thickness) burns, each varying in severity.

Common Causes

Burns Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Burns can result from various causes, including:

  • Fire or flames
  • Hot liquids or steam
  • Contact with hot objects
  • Chemical exposure
  • Electrical accidents
  • Sunburn

 Common Symptoms

Recognizing burn symptoms is crucial. Common signs include:

  • Redness or discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Blisters
  • Pain
  • Peeling skin
  • Difficulty breathing (inhalation burns)
Burns Causes, Symptoms, Prevention and Treatment

Who is at Risk?

Individuals at higher risk for burns include:

  • Children
  • Elderly individuals
  • Those working with chemicals or in hazardous environments
  • Individuals with limited mobility

How it Can be Prevented

Prevent this medical emergency by:

– Using caution around hot objects or surfaces

– Installing smoke detectors

– Storing chemicals safely

– Applying sunscreen regularly

How is it Diagnosed?

Diagnosis involves a physical examination, evaluation of symptoms, and, in severe cases, imaging studies.


Supreme Care ER provides comprehensive burn care, including:

  • Pain management
  • Cleaning and dressing wounds
  • Intravenous fluids
  • Medications to prevent infection

When to go to the ER: Warning Signs & Symptoms

Visit Supreme Care ER immediately if you experience:

  • A severe burn
  • On the face, hands, feet, genitals, or major joints
  • A chemical or electrical burn
  • Difficulty breathing

Why Every Moment Matters

Without prompt treatment, burns can lead to:

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Deformities
  • Respiratory distress
  • Shock