Types of Burns
Burns can be classified according to the depth and area of the burnt surface.
• Depth – According to the depth of the burns, they are classified as first, second, third or fourth degree. Each of them varies in depth, with the first being superficial and the fourth being the deepest.
• Area – The area of the burnt surface with respect with to the body’s total surface area is also used to classify them. Burns more than 10 % are considered life threatening.