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What are the symptoms of burns?

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The symptoms of burns depend on the cause and type of burn. They can include:

  • Blisters
  • Pain (The degree of pain is not related to the severity of the burn, as the most serious burns can be painless.)
  • Peeling skin
  • Red skin
  • Shock (Symptoms of shock may include pale and clammy skin, weakness, bluish lips and fingernails, and a drop in alertness.)
  • Swelling
  • White or charred skin

From: Pain Caused by Burns WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

SOURCE: Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on April 25, 2019

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