First Degree Burn Quiz

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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is first degree burn?

Burn of the superficial layer of the skin. The skin is red, warm and painful.

Symptoms of first degree burn

  • Size of burnt area is smaller than my palm

  • Suffered a burn

  • Skin abnormality

Questions your doctor may ask to check for first degree burn

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose first degree burn

  • Is the area of your burn smaller than your palm?

  • Did you sustain any burns?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

Treatment for first degree burn

First aid involves applying cool water for around 10 minutes over the burnt area. Petroleum jelly and a non-sticky dressing can be useful, but no other substances should be applied. Painkillers will relieve pain, while protecting the burned area from sunlight will help to minimize scarring.

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