First-Degree Burn: Superficial Burn

First-degree burn: superficial burn

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

Current as of: February 26, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
H. Michael O'Connor MD - Emergency Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine