2. Who is at Risk for First-Degree Burns?

Anyone can get first-degree burns; young children, however, are particularly vulnerable. For instance, it is not uncommon for them to burn themselves with hot liquid such as water from a pot. Scalds are the most common cause of superficial burns in children under the age of four. In addition to that, those who spend many hours outdoors are at a greater risk of sunburn.

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