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Question by  sujata (13)

What is 1st degree sunburn?


Answer by  cangel818 (981)

First degree are the lightest burns. The result is redness of the skin and may include some swelling in the affected area. There is no blistering.


Answer by  jtpaag (473)

A first-degree sunburn constitutes damage to the unprotected epidermis by exposure (or over-exposure) to to ultraviolet rays from the sun. Ultraviolet rays penetrate cloud cover; sunburns can occur even on cloudy days. A 1st degree burn will appear as reddened skin that is painful to the touch, mild swelling and itchiness may sometimes occur.


Answer by  serendip (408)

A first degree sunburn only reddens the skin. Mild pain and some irritation will also be present. No water blisters will occur.


Answer by  Jodie (551)

A first degree sunburn means that the burn did not penetrate to the second or third layer or skin. It is just topical.


Answer by  Deb43 (579)

Sunburn is the damage the sun causes to your skin. Skin has 3 layers and a 1st degree burn is one that has damaged the first layer of the skin.


Answer by  Bobinski (1652)

Skin with a 1st degree burn is red, sore and sensitive to touch. A 1st degree sunburn is when the sun has burned the top layer of your skin (the epidermis).


Answer by  Imelda (116)

A first degree sunburn is the least serious type of burns, it involves the top layer of the skin called epidermis. Redenss the skin and a minor pain is felt.

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