Burns Support Group

A burn is a type of injury to the skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation (an example of the latter is sunburn). The most common classification of burns use three degrees, increasing in severity (first, second, and third-degree burns). If you are a victim of a burn, this the the group to find support and share your experience. We're here for you.

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  • On April 4th my pants leg caught fire while putting out a grass fire. I suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns on the front of my leg from the knee to the ankle. At the emergency room they cleaned the wound, put Silvadene cream on it, some non-stick pads, and wrapped it with gauze.I currently see my doctor once a week and also a would care specialist once a week. The dressing gets changed daily and...
  • My DD is 5 months old and last week was scalded by a family member. They placed a flask of boiling water on her pram and the entire contents poured on to her little legs. I was not there and am devastated. Here is a picture of the night of the burn: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lc3os37g5pfha33/2014-01-15%2019.45.25.jpgWe were told she had 4% mid-deep partial thickness burns. Biobrane was put on...
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    Edge of the Abyss

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    Hi, I'd like to introduce myself. I found this site while searching around and thought I might as well give it a shot. About 4 months ago I was in an accident with petrol exploding and leaving me with 2nd and 3rd degree burns over my legs, stomach, arms and back. Only my face came out unscathed. I've just turned 20 and already it feels like life has reached it's peak. After 6 surgeries and a few...
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    Tanning Bed burns

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    Over 20 yrs ago I was severely burnt in a tanning bed. My entire face and chest bubbled up with blisters all over, and my skin has never recovered from that damage. Then almost immediately, acne started. I have ultra sensitive Italian skin. The burn blisters are much smaller now and have been for years, but r still there and still visible. I cant use a base make up or powder because of it. Any...
  • I will have to admin this forum isnt checked often by people and even less people comment.I have to admit that i dont check it very often either because its rare that new people post.I would really like to do my best to help people i have been dealing with burn injuries my entire life.I have went through almost everything imaginable related to burn injuries and iw ould like to open up my inbox...
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    i have 3rd degree burns and have skin grafts. I am still sensative about this even though it's been over 3 years. Does anyone else have this problem?
  • Hi I'm new here,6 days ago I ended up with a second degree burn to my right ankle,im in aweful pain all the time and can't work. I have been to my GP every so many days for new dressings ect. He kept asking me if i was having regular bowel motions and it was all fine until tonight. It was dark green with some blood and kind of runny. A few weeks ago before the burn i was experiencing blood...
  • i feel life is coming to an end for me.my panter don't seem to be intrested in me no sex life, is it me? am i too ugly because of my legs?my friends just blank me and very time i ask them meet up they just say no they got something else to do.i feel some times that i have been deleted from all forms of commuication with everybody, i just hold my head in my hands not knowning what would be the...
  • So I love the sensation of being electricuted or burned. I have quite a few burns on my body from it. for me its just a thrill.
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    Ritualistic Burns

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    Most of you are probably not familiar with rituals involving being burnt.I was born and raised in a cult that gathered in the middle of an isolated area where burning ones flesh was considered a sacrifice which happened too be a ritual for many occasions. I wont go into detail but i will say that I look at myself now and all i see are deep burnt scars, ugly marking on my body that will never...
  • How should i treat this? 5 days ago i self harmed and appear to have given myself a fairly large burn which on reaserching i think is third degree. It doesnt look like its getting any better. some one it blistered and poped and now is just a swollen whole in my arm. the whole lower arm has swollen, also the scars on that bottom of my arm from previous self harm have turned very dark purple/...
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    Salt & Ice

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    i burn differently than most people. i do salt and ice. it leaves much more painful and controlled marks on my skin. uploading a picture later. i love it, and i know its bad....but its cool in my eyes. i like how it feels. and how it looks.
  • Hi all! I am new to this group and have posted a couple comments to some of the posts from others. This is truly an inspiring group of people! While I do not have any burns, I am interested in working with individuals and families of burn survivors. I am currently studying occupational therapy and am looking to have better insight so that I can be a better practitioner. As someone who has never...
  • I am 8 months pregnant. I spilled some boiling water all over my stomach and was taken the hospital. They said it was 2nd and possible 3rd degree burns. They gave me Silvedene cream and told me to change the bandage twice a day. It is now three weeks later. It is not healed. I noticed that it was beginning to itch and when I removed the bandage I observed a pimple like rash all over the...
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    i am new to the group. i dont know where to begin, i will start by telling my story. well some bad chemicals spilled on my foot, not i have 2nd to 3rd degree burns. i been in and out of the hospitals since monday. now i have a bad infection in my foot. its called cellulitis. it say's its a serious infection. i am suposed to go get rechecked by the burn specialist wednesday. i am just scared they...