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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 5/24/2018

Updated by: Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.