How does burn pain affect the body?

The extreme damage caused by burns is not only painful due to the tissue damage, but it can also cause a burned person to feel even more emotional pain. The burn's effects on the nerves actually cause a person's pain threshold to be lowered, so that other things that may not normally be painful suddenly are. This increased pain can last for hours after the burn.

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