Second Degree Burns

What is a Second Degree Burn?

Second degree burns are now also known as partial thickness burns. Partial thickness burns damage both the top and second layer of the skin. They are red, swollen, blistering, peeling, and sometimes leaking a clear to yellow coloured fluid.

Treatment for Second Degree Burns

  1. Call 000 for medical assistance immediately.
  2. Place the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes while waiting for medical assistance to arrive.