Burns - Emergencies
Do you have any of the following symptoms that require emergency treatment?
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
- Breathing stops. After calling
or other emergency services, see the
Dealing With Emergencies.
- Signs of
level of consciousness develop, such as sleepiness
(lethargy), confusion, extreme restlessness, or agitation.
to severe difficulty breathing from an airway burn or chemical fumes (smoke
- Signs of shock develop:
- Other serious injuries are
- Burns extend through the skin to injure muscle and bones
Third-degree burns are present over more than
2% of the body.
Second-degree burns are present over:
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 07, 2009
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