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A 17-year-old male asked:

how does it take for a blister to form after a second degree burn?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Skin Burns: The time of blistering is one of the tools used to determine the degree of burns sustained. First and second degree burns may result in blistered skin; however, it is characteristic of second degree burns to blister immediately, whereas first degree burns can have blisters after a couple of days. Blisters can also form on the hands and feet as a result of tissue damage incurred by frostbite.

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A 17-year-old male asked:

How long does it take for a blister to form after a second degree burn?

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