In the United States, a burn patient’s survival rate after receiving treatment is at 96.8%, according to the American Burn Association. While that might seem like an encouraging rate, most of these burn patients will have to live with serious life-long physical disabilities and limitations.
Burn victims struggle not just with the health implications of their condition, but they also face significant emotional and social challenges because of their burn scars. They may become increasingly self-conscious, easily embarrassed, withdrawn, or exasperated by the stares or questions they get from other people, according to a study in the journal Burns.
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