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How serious are burns after an accident?

When a person on a motorcycle gets into an accident, there are a variety of injuries that can occur. One possible injury is a burn, especially if the skin comes into contact with the hot metal of the motorcycle or if a fire ignites. These burns can range from very minor to very serious, depending on the degree of the burn.

How are burns treated?

The way a burn is treated depends on the degree of the burn. Treating a burn at home is often possible if the burn isn't serious and doesn't cover an area larger than 2 to 3 inches. Home treatment for a burn includes cooling the burn using cool, not cold, water for at least five minutes, protecting the burn, and using over-the-counter products to help the burn heal and control the pain. More serious burns require professional medical care.

What are the different degrees of burns?

A first-degree burn is the least serious. This burn is often painful and red. They usually heal in 3 to 6 days.

A second-degree burn will usually blister and be very painful. These burns are thicker and can take 2 to 3 weeks to heal.

A third-degree burn is the most serious burn. These burns result in injury to all the layers of the skin. The burn might not be painful because of damaged nerves and tissue. These burns take a long time to heal.

It is vital for anyone with a severe burn, larger burn, a burn to the face, a burn to the genitals, a burn to a major joint or a burn to the hands or feet to get medical care because these burns can be serious. Some people might opt to seek compensation for these burns if the accident that caused them was due to someone else's negligence.

Source: FamilyDoctor.org, "First Aid: Burns," accessed June 23, 2015

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