Burns and Sun Burn Relief in Southern California

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Most burns are minor injuries that can occur anywhere, including at home or work. It is common to get a minor burn from such things like hot water, touching a hot iron or lighting a match. Home treatment is usually all that is needed for healing these types of burns - cleaning and a first aid cream is recommended in order to prevent other problems, such as infection.
There are many types of burns.
Heat burns (thermal burns) which can be caused by fire, hot objects, hot liquids or even hot steam. The most common burns to adults & children are scald burns from hot liquids.
Cold temperature burns can be caused by skin exposure to wet, cold or windy conditions.
Electrical burns can be caused by skin contact with electrical sources, like live electrical wire or plug outlet, or by lightning.
chemical burns, so it is important you know what is in every product you buy - especially if you have children around. Natural foods can also cause a burning sensation, such as chili peppers, which contain a substance irritating to the skin.
Radiation burns can be caused by the sun, sunlamps, tanning booths, X-rays, or radiation treatment for cancer treatment.
Friction burns can be caused when skin makes contact with any hard surface, such as roads ("road rash"), carpets, or gym floor surfaces. Usually a friction burn gives you both a scrape (abrasion) and a heat burn.
Breathing in hot air or gases can injure your lungs and cause inhalation injuries. Breathing in toxic gases, such as carbone monoxide, can cause poisoning.
Burns can injure the skin layers and may also injure other parts of the body, such as muscles, blood vessels, nerves, lungs, and eyes.
Burns are defined as first, second, third, & fourth degree. The degree the burn is categorized depends on how many layers of skin & tissue are burned. The deeper the burn and the larger the burned area, the more serious the burn is.
First Degree Burns are burns of the first layer of skin.
There are two types of Second Degree Burns:
  • Superficial burns injure the first and second layers of skin.
  • Deep burns injure deeper skin layers.
Third Degree Burns (full-thickness burns) may injure all the skin layers and tissue under the skin. These burns always require medical treatment.
Fourth Degree Burns usually extend through the skin to injure muscle, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. These burns always require medical treatment.
How serious a burn is defined depends on several factors, including:
The depth, size, cause, affected body area, age, and health of the burn victim.
Any other injuries that occurred, and the need for follow-up care.
Burns affect people of all ages, though some are at higher risk than others. In children younger than age 5 most burns are scald burns from hot liquids. Older adults are at a higher risk for burns, mostly scald burns from hot liquids & men are twice as likely to have burn injuries as women.
A Sunburn is skin damage from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays. Most sunburns cause mild pain and redness but affect only the outer layer of skin this is classified as a first degree burn. These sunburns are mild and can usually be treated at home.
Your skin type can help determine how easily you can become sunburned. People with fair or freckled skin, blond or red hair, and blue eyes usually sunburn easily. Your age also affects how your skin reacts to the sun. The skin of children younger than 6 and adults older than 60 is more sensitive to sunlight.
There is little you can do to stop skin from peeling after a sunburn, it's part of the healing process. Lotion may help relieve the itching.
Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists offers many procedures and therapies for the treatment of burns and sun burns. Call us and schedule an appointment to have one of our skin care specialists look at your individual situation and develop a plan for the diagnosis & treatment of this condition.

The information above is intended for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
Temecula :(951) 303-6900
31720 Temecula Parkway, Suite 200
Temecula, CA 92592

Menifee/Sun City: (951) 303-6900
26960 Cheerry Hills Blvd, Suite C
Sun City, CA 92586

La Quinta: (760) 564-8200
79430 Highway 111, Suite 102
La Quinta, CA 92253

Hemet: (951) 929-DERM (3376)
1011 E. Devonshire Ave., Suite 203
Hemet, CA 92543

Moreno Valley: (951) 208-7994
24060 Fir Avenue, Unit B
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Palm Springs: (760) 832-6277
El Mirador Medical Plaza at desert Regional
Medical Center Campus
1180 North India Canyon Drive, Suite #E315
Palm Springs, CA 92262