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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is third degree burn?

Third degree burns, or full-thickness burns, are burns that destroy the skin and may damage the underlying tissue. They are more severe than first or second degree burns and always require immediate medical care.

Symptoms of third degree burn

  • Suffered a burn

  • Skin abnormality

  • Easily-broken hair over the patch of burned skin

Questions your doctor may ask to check for third degree burn

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose third degree burn

  • Did you sustain any burns?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • In the area that was burnt, does the hair break off easily?

Treatment for third degree burn

Immediate medical care in a hospital is required. Treatment depends on the extent and location of the burns. Cleaning and removing dead skin and tissue from the burned area is required. Intravenous (IV) fluids containing electrolytes, pain medications and antibiotics may be administered. Antibiotic ointments or creams are applied. Skin grafting and reconstruction may be required.

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