Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: M | 2009/06/03

Q.

Bath burn victim

A friends 1-year old fell into hot bath water. Has 2nd degree superficial burns on both arms &  one leg. What are the chances of scarring &  or deformities (as in skin less elastic etc.)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Although your friend's baby's burns are serious, hot water burns are less likely to cause severe scarring than fire burns.

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