Conditions + Treatments

Second Degree Burn in Children

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Overview

What is a second-degree burn?

A second-degree burn affects the outer and underlying layers of skin-the epidermis and dermis.

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What causes a second-degree burn?

In most cases, second-degree burns are caused by the following:

  • scald injuries
  • flames
  • skin that briefly comes in contact with a hot object
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