Basic First Aid For Burns

Basic First Aid For Burns


Basic First Aid For Burns Sandy  

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The first step to treating a burn is to stop the burning process.8 Chemicals need to be cleaned off. Electricity needs to be turned off. Heat needs to be cooled down with running water. Sunburn victims need to be covered up or go inside. No matter what caused the burns or how bad they are, stopping the burn comes before treating the burn.
The severity of a burn is based on depth and size. For serious burns, you might need to see a doctor or call 911.
 Take these first aid steps:
Flush the burned area with cool running water for several minutes. Do not use ice.9
Apply a light gauze bandage.
Do not apply ointments, butter, or oily remedies to the burn.
Take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain relief if necessary.
Do not break any blisters that may have formed.10.

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