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What causes eschar? 5 possible conditions

Eschar, pronounced es-CAR, is dead tissue that sheds or falls off from healthy skin. It’s caused by burns and also occurs in pressure wounds (bedsores). Eschar is typically tan, brown, or black, and may be crusty. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Burns

Burns are characterized by severe skin damage that causes the affected cells to die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.

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2

Electrocauterization

Learn why electrocauterization is used and what to expect during the procedure.

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3

What You Should Know About Decubitus Ulcers

A decubitus ulcer, also known as a pressure ulcer, pressure sore, or bed sore, is an open wound on your skin. They often occur on the skin covering bony areas.

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4

Chlorine Poisoning

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Chlorine poisoning can occur when you swallow or inhale chlorine. It reacts with water inside and outside of the body to form dangerous compounds. It can cause digestive, respiratory, skin, and circulatory problems.

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5

Typhus

Typhus is caused by bacteria transmitted by flea, mite, louse, or tick bites. Scratching the bite opens the skin and allows the bacteria to enter the bloodstream.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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