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First degree burn

First degree burn

Overview

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

Review Date 5/31/2022

Updated by: Elika Hoss, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.