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Severe sunburn on the shoulder of a 30 year old woman. The skin has become reddened, inflamed and blistered due to overexposure to the ultraviolet light in sunlight. Burns causing blistering are classified as second degree burns. Treatment is with a soothing lotion such as calamine, and painkillers to relieve the pain. Sunlight should be avoided until the inflammation has healed.
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