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For something I am writing, I need to know some info on burns and duration/lasting effects. While I've found a ton of info online about causes and immediate wounds, what I'm looking for is the long term damage info which is strangely not present.
If someone were severely scalded by boiling water falling on them, what would the lasting physical visible and internal damages be? Would they be scarred years later, or would their skin eventually heal? Would they lose sensation in those areas, or any other side effects from the scalding?
Any info would be helpful. I have a character I have to write with and all I know is that she had a boiling tank rupture on her as her physical description.
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
— Robert Heinlein