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What does a 1st second and third degree burn look like?

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Dr. Barry Press
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In brief: See below--

It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree.
Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns.

In brief: See below--

It is better to think of burns as superficial, partial thickness or full thickness--corresponding to 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree.
Superficial burns are like a sunburn. Full thickness burns destroy the entire thickness of the skin and cannot heal except by scarring. Partial thickness burns, if shallow, can act like superficial burns. If deep, they will act like full thickness burns.
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