FIRST AID tips: MINOR BURNS
Follow these steps for treatment, of minor burns,
such as hot water scalds or grease spatters from a frying pan.
Burning can continue for some time after skin is no longer in contact with the heat source, immediately remove any clothing that comes in contact with the burn.
Hold the affected area under cool running water or apply cold compresses for at least 10 minutes. This conducts heat away from the skin and reduces swelling. Do not use ice, as freezing can harm sensitive tissues.
Treat the burn
See a doctor
If there is increased swelling, redness, fever, oozing or pain, or if a tetanus booster is needed.
If burn is larger than 3 inches, blisters quickly or is on the face, major joint, or the gental area.
Sources: Mayoclinic.com and Webmd.com. This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of a doctor with any
questions regarding a medical condition.
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