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It is important to remember that the most common burn injury in children is caused by hot or scalding liquids.
With a first-degree burn, only the top layer of the skin is burned.
• Skin is painful to touch
• Minor swelling
• Dry skin
• Pain usually lasts 48 to 72 hours
Second-degree burns are more serious than first-degree burns and usually have a blister.
In a third-degree burn, all the layers of the skin are burned. Third-degree burns can be deadly if the majority of your body is burned.
A burn is damage to the skin and sometimes to the underlying tissues. Burns are categorized according to the depth and extent of the damage to the skin:
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