4 doctors weighed in:
My friend got second degree skin burns. Why is that?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Injury to skin
2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is.
Usually involves blistering. Caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, fire, light, radiation, friction, trauma. May take several weeks to heal. Need proper wound care, dressings, possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.

In brief: Injury to skin
2nd degree burns usually extend into the dermis which can result in scarring depending on how deep the burn is.
Usually involves blistering. Caused by heat, chemicals, electricity, fire, light, radiation, friction, trauma. May take several weeks to heal. Need proper wound care, dressings, possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Thank
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
In brief: Multiple causes
A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction.
First degree burns damage only the surface of the skin; second degree burns damage deeper tissues, and third degree burns destroy very deep tissues and nerves.

In brief: Multiple causes
A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, or friction.
First degree burns damage only the surface of the skin; second degree burns damage deeper tissues, and third degree burns destroy very deep tissues and nerves.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors