Burn injuries can create major problems for the people suffering from them. Even moderate to mild burns can cause notable health issues.
Severe burns, on the other hand, cause major problems that can last months, years or even a lifetime.
What defines third-degree burns?
Healthline takes a look at burns of differing degrees of severity. Burn injuries can occur in any industry, though severe burns have a higher rate of occurring in fields like construction or highly industrialized jobs.
Severe burns, or third-degree burns, are the worst type of burns that a person can suffer from. These burns extend well below the outer layer of skin and can even reach bone in some cases. They cause significant blistering and will often turn the skin white or even black.
Many people report not feeling pain with third-degree burns due to the nerve damage that accompanies it. Those who do not lose their nerves will feel excruciating pain that often makes it difficult to make even the smallest of motions.
The importance of treatment
Immediate treatment is necessary in these cases. Without it, victims may end up dealing with severe and potentially long-lasting issues like scarring. It also increases the chance of the victim suffering from an infection, which is one of the biggest health risks due to the large area of tissue exposed to harmful bacteria. Infection can lead to sepsis, gangrene or necrosis.
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