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A first-degree burn is a minor red burn of the top layer of skin,
such as a mild sunburn. The burned skin may hurt and be slightly swollen, and
it may make a person feel slightly feverish.
First-degree burns usually heal with home treatment in about 3 to 5
days. They do not usually cause blisters or scars.
Current as of:
March 20, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
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