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First degree burn

First degree burn


First degree burns affect the outer layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, and swelling.

Review Date 2/5/2023

Updated by: Jennifer K. Mannheim, ARNP, Medical Staff, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.