Seat belt burn is a type of injury that occurs when the seat belt rubs or chafes against the skin, causing irritation and redness. Seat belt burn is a common type of injury that can occur in car accidents, and can range from mild to severe.
Seat belt burn typically occurs when the seat belt is worn too tightly against the skin, or when the seat belt is not properly adjusted. This can cause the seat belt to rub or chafe against the skin, resulting in irritation and redness. In some cases, seat belt burn can also be caused by the seat belt itself, such as when the seat belt is made of rough or abrasive material.
The severity of seat belt burn can vary depending on the person's skin type, the length of time the seat belt was in contact with the skin, and any other factors that may be present. In general, seat belt burn is a minor injury that can be treated with ice, rest, and over-the-counter pain medication.
Seat belt burn typically takes a few days to heal, although it may take longer if the burn is severe. It is important to avoid further irritation of the affected area, such as by avoiding tight clothing or activities that may cause friction against the skin. If the seat belt burn does not improve within a few days, or if it becomes infected, it is important to seek medical attention.