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Hot water burn on the foot of a 58-year-old man, 5 days after the injury. The boiling water has caused second degree burns. Second degree burns affect the epidermis (upper) and dermis (lower) layers of skin, often resulting in blisters. In this case the blisters have burst. There is no underlying tissue damage, although scarring may still occur. Burns are generally dressed with an antibacterial dressing or left exposed to heal naturally in a sterile environment.
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