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Burns are categorized by severity as first, second, or third degree. First degree burns are similar to a painful sunburn. The damage is more severe with second degree burns, leading to blistering and more intense pain. The skin turns white and loses sensation with third degree burns. Burn treatment depends upon the location, total burn area, and intensity of the burn.

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      Sunburn (Sun Poisoning) Article
      • Sunburn and sun poisoning facts
      • What is sunburn?
      • Can sunburn cause permanent damage?
      • What is UV light and where are UV rays most intense?
      • What are the symptoms of sunburn?
      • What are the symptoms of severe sunburn (sun poisoning)?
      • Sunburn pictures
      • What first-aid measures should be taken with sunburn?
      • What is the treatment for sunburn?
      • Are there any home remedies to treat sunburn?
      • Is a follow-up visit with a physician necessary?
      • Who is most susceptible to sunburn?
      • Can diseases cause a heightened sensitivity to UV rays?
      • What kinds of skin cancer can UV rays cause?
      • How can sunburn and skin cancer be prevented?
      • How do sunscreens work?
      • What is SPF?
      • What is the best way to apply sunscreen?
      • Do sunscreens expire?
      • Can antioxidants protect against sunburn?

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Terms related to Burns:

  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Fire
  • First Degree Burns
  • Second Degree Burns
  • Third Degree Burns