Testing & Diagnosis for Third-Degree Burn in Children

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What are the symptoms of a third-degree burn?

The following are the most common symptoms of a third-degree burn. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • dry and leathery skin
  • black, white, brown, or yellow skin
  • swelling
  • lack of pain because nerve endings have been destroyed

Large third-degree burns heal slowly and poorly without medical attention. Because the epidermis and hair follicles are destroyed, new skin won't grow. The symptoms of a third-degree burn may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.