Anonymous
Anonymous asked in HealthOther - Health · 9 months ago

If someone has 2nd degree burns, what are the chances of an infection?

If they have 2nd degree burns covering all or almost all of their body.

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  • Edna
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    2nd degree burns are caused by

    Very hot water

    Flames

    Skin that briefly comes in contact with a hot object

    Sunburn

    Chemicals

    Electricity

    2nd degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and usually produce only "redness" and pain. They're not likely to get infected, unless the burned area is very deep and "open" -in which case, you would have a 3rd degree burn, and not a 2nd degree burn.

    3rd degree burns are VERY serious and are easily infected. You would be hospitalized and you might need skin grafts.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    The skin is the primary protection to infection, 2nd degree burns are burns that Blister and Blisters Pop and open up wounds to infection

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  • 9 months ago

    If they don't get expert help there is a good chance. Of course, 2nd degree burns are more severe than the 1st degree but not as severe as 3rd degree burns. Generally they are caused by sunburn or, god forbid by chemical exposure.

    Now unlike 1st degree burns, the outer skin here is destroyed too in addition to damage to the skin. However, it does not destroy the second layer of the skin, it just gets damaged.

    After the damage on the outermost layer of the skin, this second layer of skin is revealed. This layer of course will turn red or pink. Now blisters are commonly formed in these types of burns, they do help the experts in identification sign for the burns. Of course, medical help is very very important.

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  • 9 months ago

    Extremely high.

    Such people are normally confined to burn centers until they heal. And they're on continuous antibiotic drips

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    first your gonna need a bubble and some oxygen

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  • 9 months ago

    Without looking it up, there's a great risk. Lol, I've taken some medical classes.

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  • George
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    Very very high. Go to the doctor immediately

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