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Burns (First Degree Burn) (Second Degree Burn) (Third Degree Burn) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy A first degree burn is superficial and has similar characteristics to a typical sun burn. The skin is red in color and sensation is intact. In fact, it is usually somewhat painful.

A Second degree burns look similar to the first degree burns in that it is red and sensation is intact; however, the damage is severe enough to cause blistering of the skin and the pain is usually somewhat more intense.

In third degree burns the damage has progressed to the point of skin death. The skin is white and without sensation.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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