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Second degree burn

Second degree burn

Overview

Second-degree burns affect both the outer and underlying layer of the skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and blistering.

Review Date 4/10/2020

Updated by: Ramin Fathi, MD, FAAD, Director, Phoenix Surgical Dermatology Group, Phoenix, AZ. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.