Complications from Burns

Infections, low blood volume, dangerously low body temperature, breathing problems, scarring and bone and joint problems are some of the complications from burns that a persona can get if the injury is not treated properly.

Ricardo Castrellon, Medical Director of the Burn Center at South Miami Hospital, says the skin is one of the most important organs of the body, it is our first barrier against the environment. “Scarring is something we see in later stages, this will be a late complication, especially depending on how the burns are treated,” he points out.

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