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What effects do serious burns have?

On Behalf of | Jun 8, 2022 | Personal Injury

Suffering from a burn of any sort is sure to bring along pain and an unpleasant healing process. Anyone who has touched a hot stove or suffered from a sunburn can attest to this.

However, serious burns can have massive, lasting effects and excruciating repercussions in the short term and long term in equal measures.

First- and second-degree burns

Temple Health discusses the scale of burn severity. Second- and third-degree burns are the ones that cause the most damage, though first-degree burns are not pleasant, either. First-degree burns are usually shallow in that they only involve the surface layer of skill. Blisters do not form, and the injury may feel painful to the touch and uncomfortable while healing. It typically does not leave scars.

Second-degree burns, on the other hand, can scar and almost always involves blistering. These injuries will feel painful even without direct contact, sometimes to excruciating degrees.

Third-degree burns

Third-degree burns are even worse, involving multiple layers of skin and even the muscle and bone in some cases. The victim may not feel pain, but this is due to the destruction of nerve endings in the area. The skin will often look white or charred as opposed to red and angry. In both of these cases, scarring is almost certain to happen.

The last two types of burns classify as severe burns and require immediate medical treatment. This can help stabilize the victim’s overall health condition, as well as potentially lower or limit the chance for complications.