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A burn occurs when heat or a caustic (chemical) substance damages your body’s tissues. There are three types of burns.
At Dignity Health, our skilled doctors provide focused emergency treatment for severe burns in Arizona. Our Phoenix area emergency rooms are located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert, Laveen, Goodyear, Surprise, Mesa, and Glendale.
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Symptoms depend upon the type of burn:
You should seek medical attention — same day or urgent care — for first- or second-degree burns if the burn is larger than two to three inches or the burn is on your face, scalp, genitals, hands, feet, or major joints.
Common causes of burns are:
If you are in doubt about the degree of your burn, it’s important to see a doctor. You should also consult a doctor if the burn shows signs of infection such as oozing or increased pain, redness, or swelling.
Burn treatment depends upon the degree of the burn.
As with second-degree burns, soak or run the burn under cool water, apply aloe vera or antibiotic cream, and wrap with dry gauze.
Dignity Health provides reliable emergency services, including treatment for severe burns, in Arizona.