Burn injuries are one of the most painful experiences one can have. Because the skin is the largest organ on the body, it has billions of neuron receptors that tell the brain if the body is hot or cold.
Degrees of Burns
A minor burn injury is referred to as a first-degree burn. The outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, can heal and regrow without an after effect other than a minor scar.
If one suffers a more severe burn and the lower layers of skin are affected, that is a second degree burn or third-degree burn.
Causes of Burn Injuries
There are several causes of burn injuries. Here is a list of some of the common causes:
- Car Accidents
- Work accidents
Consequences of Serious Burns
Significant scar tissue is formed if the skin is significantly burned. You may lose the ability to regrow damaged skin, lose the sense of touch, lose the elasticity of your skin, lose protection from the elements such as sun or rain, lose the ability to perspire, and increase your risk of infection.
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