Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Management Of Minor Burns


Minor burns can occur anytime while working in the kitchen or accidents can happen with young kids. Immediate first aid management of burns is important to know . 

First degree minor burns are usually not life threatening but are very painful and may even leave a scar if not properly treated.  

The skin is red and painful and there may be some swelling. 

1. First of all remove the victim and move to a safe place to avoid further burning. 

2. Cool the hot burned skin under cool running water or immerse in cool water for sometime , this helps to relieve the pain. 

3. Apply a moisturizing lotion like the one with aleo vera.

4. You can apply petroleum jelly 2-3 times a day. Avoid putting butter, too much of oil or lotions with fragrances which may cause an infection. 

5. Cover the burned skin with a sterile non sticking bandage .

6. If blisters form never pop them up. 

7. Take an over the counter pain killer like paracetamol or ibuprofen.

8. Protect the burned area from sun exposure.

9 If any signs of infection antibiotics may be needed

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