First Degree Burn Overview
What is a first degree burn?
A person with a first degree burn has burned the outermost layer of the skin. Sunburn that does not blister is a good example of a first degree burn. First degree burns are identified by painful, tender reddened skin with no blisters. Burns can be caused by exposure to heat, chemicals, electricity or radiation.
What are the symptoms of a first degree burn?
Symptoms of a first degree burn include skin pain, skin redness, and skin tenderness.
How does the doctor treat a first degree burn?
Treatment for first degree burns may include the application of burn cream and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain.
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