Burns? 5 Easy Steps

Nobody is a stranger to burns. Most burns are minor injuries that occur while at work or at home. However, burns can be very serious, permanently damaging (even minor ones when not cared for properly) and even lethal.

it is important to know those few basic steps that could help heal the injury effectively.

Here is what you should do:

1. Remove the Burn source. If Electrical, shit off the power, If fire, smother the flames by covering them with a blanket or water. (never water if electrical or grease fire, though!) If clothing catches fire, never run. Instead, stop, drop, and roll on the ground to smother the flames.

2. Cool the burn for about 10 - 20 minutes by holding under cool, running water. Never use ice.

3. Do a thorough check-up for other harm, as the burn may not be the only injury.

4. Remove any jewelry or clothing at the site of the burn. If the clothing is adhered to the burn, do not remove it. Carefully cut around the stuck fabric to remove what you can without damaging the burnt tissue. (Jewelry may be difficult to remove later if swelling occurs, so be sure to take off early in treatment.)

5. Apply specific burn treatment medications if available, but never any "home remedies". Cover the burn with a clean, dry cloth to reduce the risk of infection.

Beware of possible Shock symptoms and seek professional help as burn injuries can be more serious than they appear.

Read more: BurnsBurn SafetyTypes of BurnsBurn First Aid – What to put on a burn & How to treat burns

Burn

 

Leave a Reply

Sorry, you must be logged in to post a comment.

Back to top