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First-Degree Burn

Key Points about First-Degree Burn

  • First-degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin.
  • They may be caused by the sun, hot water or hot objects.
  • They are treated by applying cold, like running water or a cold cloth, at first. Creams or lotions may be applied.
  • What is a first-degree burn?
  • What causes a first-degree burn?
  • What are the symptoms of a first-degree burn?
  • How is a first-degree burn diagnosed?
  • How is a first-degree burn treated?
  • What are possible complications of a first-degree burn?
  • What can I do to prevent a first-degree burn?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Gary Rogers

Gary Rogers

Division Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Departments

Departments

Trauma and Burn Surgery

Children's National has the only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in the Washington, D.C., area and accepts trauma patients from all geographic areas. We partner with the Maryland Shock Trauma System to provide coverage in Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Calvert and Charles counties.

Dermatology

The Division of Dermatology at Children's National Health System continues to expand services as more families seek our expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair and nails.

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