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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Burn, Third-Degree

Word! Burn, Third-Degree

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Burn, third-degree

A burn is an injury that's caused by heat or fire. A third-degree burn is the most serious kind of burn. This kind of burn damages all of the layers of the skin and also the tissues underneath the skin. (Not the tissues you blow your nose in! We mean the stuff your body's made up of.)