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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 5/14/2016

Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services/Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.