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What degree of burn involves only the very surface of the skin?
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
Dermatology
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In brief: 1st degree
What you describe is a 1st degree burn.
This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness and discomfort. 1st degree burns are rarely serious and heal by themselves within days. Common causes of 1st degree burns include sunburns or exposure to hot liquids.

In brief: 1st degree
What you describe is a 1st degree burn.
This is a superficial burns which affects only the epidermis, causing redness and discomfort. 1st degree burns are rarely serious and heal by themselves within days. Common causes of 1st degree burns include sunburns or exposure to hot liquids.
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
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In brief: First Degree
First degree burns involve only the outer layer of skin (epidermis).

In brief: First Degree
First degree burns involve only the outer layer of skin (epidermis).
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