second-degree burn


Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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This can mean preventing a first-degree burn from turning into a second-degree burn. Emily Gaynor, Teen Vogue, "How to Treat a Curling Iron Burn," 9 Aug. 2018 In July 2014, a 15-year-old from Kentucky sustained second-degree burns after trying the fire challenge. Allyson Chiu, The Seattle Times, "Internet ‘fire challenge’ leaves 12-year-old Detroit girl severely burned," 21 Aug. 2018 In a separate incident, an 11-year-old girl was being treated Thursday after receiving second-degree burns Wednesday night on her right wrist and abdomen from a sparkler purchased in Glen Burnie, officials said. Rachel Chason, Washington Post, "Illegal fireworks spark injuries, confiscations across D.C. region," 5 July 2018 In addition to second-degree burns, a piece of the device embedded itself in his tongue, requiring emergency surgery. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Yet Another Person Has Been Injured From an Exploding E-Cigarette," 14 June 2016 The sun can burn in more ways than one, a Missouri woman is warning after her 4-year-old daughter suffered second-degree burns on her thighs after sliding down a hot plastic slide. Jennifer Earl, Fox News, "Missouri mom warns about danger of hot slides after girl, 4, suffers second-degree burns," 3 July 2018 In 2008, a colleague of his, Sean Mackey, was asked to serve as an expert witness in the case of a man who was suing an asphalt manufacturer after suffering first- and second-degree burns. Nicola Twilley, The New Yorker, "The Neuroscience of Pain," 9 May 2016 Jamoneisha Merritt, an 11-year-old from the Bronx, New York, was admitted Monday morning to Harlem Hospital with second-degree burns to her face, neck, shoulders and chest, NY1 reports. Samantha Brodsky, Good Housekeeping, "UPDATED: Teen Scalded by Boiling Water at Sleepover Makes Remarkable Recovery," 21 Aug. 2017 On November 2, two days before the assault, Boucher set fire to another pile of debris, sustaining second-degree burns. Jen Kirby, Vox, "The neighbor who tackled Sen. Rand Paul is sentenced to 30 days in prison," 15 June 2018

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1937, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of second-degree burn

: a burn marked by pain, blistering, and superficial destruction of dermis with edema and hyperemia of the tissues beneath the burn

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