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I burned my hand in the upper element broiler. I didn't feel it. It charred the skin, leaving a pale patch in the middle. Is this a 3rd degree burn?

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Dr. Mandakini Patel
Pediatrics
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In brief: Burns

If you did not feel any pain with the burn, it means you had a 3rd degree burn, as in 3rd degree burns your nerve endings get burned a swell thereby eliminating pain sensation.
You should see a doctor if it is a large area of burn. 3rd degree burns can lead to scarring.

In brief: Burns

If you did not feel any pain with the burn, it means you had a 3rd degree burn, as in 3rd degree burns your nerve endings get burned a swell thereby eliminating pain sensation.
You should see a doctor if it is a large area of burn. 3rd degree burns can lead to scarring.
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