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At what temperature do third degree burns occur?

At what temperature do third degree burns occur?

It varies a lot: This depends on the source of the heat, temperature and duration of contact. One reference quotes the following: hot water causes third degree burns… …in 1 second at 156º …in 2 seconds at 149º …in 5 seconds at 140º …in 15 seconds at 133º the very young and elderly are more suceptable. ...Read more

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Any advice? What temperature(f) causes second or third degree burns?

Any advice? What temperature(f) causes second or third degree burns?

144 degrees: The break point is 144 degrees f, below that for about 10 degrees there can be reddening but no damage. Above 144, depending upon the part of the body (for instance skin on the inner thigh is more vulnerable), and the length of exposure, there will be more damage. There is no breakpoint temperature for 2nd to 3rd, just a matter of time. ...Read more

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Could you die from third degree burns?

Could you die from third degree burns?

Yes: Especially if it covers a significant surface area or the lesions become infected. ...Read more

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Could third-degree burns stay for life?

Could third-degree burns stay for life?

Scars: Third degree burns are deep burns that tend to scar the skin. The scars would be there for life. ...Read more

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Third degree burns, need some tips on dealing with this?

Third degree burns, need some tips on dealing with this?

ER/burn center!: 3rd degree burns are not to be trifled with. This is by definition full thickness skin loss that left untreated can lead to infection, damage to underlying structures (such as tendons$, loss of function from scar contractures, and even death depending on the size. If you have a 3rd degree burn really of any size you should be seen by a health professional with significant burn experience. ...Read more

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Are third degree burns partly characterized by a white color?

Are third degree burns partly characterized by a white color?

3rd burn appearance: Possible but best to see a doctor to determine exactly the degree of burn.. ...Read more

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Could third degree burns heal naturally or do you need medical attention?

Could third degree burns heal naturally or do you need medical attention?

If you truly have...: A 3rd-degree, or full-thickness, burn, unless it is very small or narrow and can heal in from the sides, it will need to be skin grafted to fully heal it. Partial-thickness (i.e., 2nd-degree) burns will heal in 1 to 3 weeks. If your wound is not fully healed after 3 weeks, you should see a general, plastic, or burn surgeon. ...Read more

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Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Could third degree burns be removed by plastic surgery?

Excised but replaced: Scars can be excised or removed but they will likely be replaced with other scars that are either less prominent, problematic, or can be better concealed in anatomic landmarks or in certain clothing. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a scar from my third degree burns?

Burn scar: Third degree burn will leave a scar. You may need to see a plastic surgeon to minimize the scarring. ...Read more

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How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

How much time does a person with third degree burns on their hands and feet have to stay in the hospital?

Need Skin graft?: Does the patient need skin grafting? How deep are the burns? If the patient needs split thickness skin grafting, he or she might be in the hospital for a week or 2. If the burns are deeper and require multiple debridement, then the hospital stay is longer. ...Read more

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What are some future complications from third degree burns to left ankle/foot left calf and right foot with skin grafts?

What are some future complications from third degree burns to left ankle/foot left calf and right foot with skin grafts?

Adhesions/scarring: The major complication from third degree burns would be the scar tissue that develops as the wound heals. You want the healing to occur, but you can't control where the new tissue is being laid down; therefore, adhesions/scarring can occur. This doesn't always happen but when it does, it can lead to tightness, discoloration, and sometimes nerve irritation. ...Read more

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How can I heal a third degree burn?

May need surgery: 3rd degree burns are full thickness skin involvement and may need surgery for debridement or skin grafting if large. You should see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I clean a third degree burn?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What would a third degree burn look like?

Eschar: Usually looks like an eschar. May have tough leathery feel to it. Also it is insensate due to nerve damage. ...Read more

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Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

Is my burn a third degree burn or second?

See a burn doctor: Deep partial thickness (2nd degree) burns act like full thickness (3rd degree) burns, so it doesn't make any difference. Generally, any burn that doesn't heal within about 3 weeks will need to be treated surgically with a skin graft. I recommend contacting the regional burn center in your area to obtain the best result. ...Read more

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What can be done for a third degree burn?

What can be done for a third degree burn?

See a surgeon: A third degree burn is serious, as it means all layers of the skin have been destroyed. In most cases, the burned tissue must be removed and the area reconstructed in some way. Details depend on burn location and size. You should see a trauma/burn surgeon or a plastic surgeon. Third degree burns represent dead tissue so infection is a real risk. ...Read more

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What does a 1st second and third degree burn look like?

What does a 1st second and third degree burn look like?

See below--: It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree. Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns. ...Read more