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First-Degree Burn: Superficial Burn

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A first-degree burn injures the top layer of skin (epidermis) and causes the tissue below the skin (dermis) to become red and swollen.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
Last Revised December 27, 2012

WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

Last Updated: December 27, 2012
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