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What would a third degree burn look like?

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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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

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What should a one week old third degree burn look like?

What should a one week old third degree burn look like?

It depends: A 3rd-degree burn is one that is all the way thru the skin. Unless it is very narrow, such that it can heal in from the sides, it requires surgical closure, usually a skin graft. So if the wound were known to be a 3rd-degree burn, it could have already been skin grafted by 1 week. If not, it would either be covered by tough eschar (i.e., the dead burned skin on top) or be open and raw. ...Read more

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How can I heal a third degree burn?

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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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 qualified doc: Third degree burns are serious injuries. But certainly the size of burn and its location are the factors that dictate what you should do. Any burn, no matter it's size, if located on the face, hands, gentians or feet should be seen and cared for by a burn specialist. Small burns in other areas (less than 2cm) need to be kept clean and protected. Larger burns require surgical evaluation and care. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

Please help! what is the best way to treat a third degree burn?

See your doctor: Third degree burns are deep burns. They do scar. They sometimes will need a skin graft to heal. See your doctor asap for proper treatment. ...Read more