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Babysitter was just told another kid in her care has second degree skin burns. Should we worry?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No, but...

Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean.
But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then i would find another babysitter.

In brief: No, but...

Burns aren't contagious, if that's what you mean.
But why does the child have serious burns? What happened? Did the babysitter cause them? If so, then i would find another babysitter.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

These are traumatic burns involving the deeper layers of the skin and are not transmissable.
You might have some concerns for the other child who has the burns (how they got them, is the treatment working, did the babysitter cause the burns), but your child is safe.

In brief: No

These are traumatic burns involving the deeper layers of the skin and are not transmissable.
You might have some concerns for the other child who has the burns (how they got them, is the treatment working, did the babysitter cause the burns), but your child is safe.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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