Second Skin

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Second Skin®

Wound care A hydrogel dressing used for minor burns, blisters, insect bites or stings, to promote wound healing and protect against bacterial infection. See Wound care.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Q. What are first, second and third degree burns? What’s the difference between them and do they get treated in a different way?

A. Pain management for burns can be difficult since burns differ in type and severity. There are three types of burns:

First-degree burns are considered mild compared to other burns. They result in pain and reddening of the epidermis (outer layer of the skin).

Second-degree burns affect the epidermis and the dermis (lower layer of skin). They cause pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

Third-degree burns go through the dermis and affect deeper tissues. They result in white or blackened, charred skin that may be numb.
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En este mismo articulo expone las posibles falencias de la piel en su funcion de continente y los mecanismos de defensa contra tales falencias, a los que denominara segunda piel.