First-Degree Burn Symptoms & Causes

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What are the symptoms of a first-degree burn?

The following are the most common signs and symptoms of a first-degree burn. However, each child may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms may include:

  • redness
  • dry skin
  • skin that is painful to touch
  • pain usually lasts 48 to 72 hours and then subsides
  • peeling skin

The symptoms of a first-degree burn may resemble other conditions or medical problems. Consult your child's physician for a diagnosis.

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