How to Treat a Burn

Admin First Aid

Burns are a prevalent but very agonizing injury. Although minor burns will recover with little medical assistance, serious burns need additional care to avoid contamination and decrease the degree of skin damage. Before you decide to cure your burn, you should know very well what kind-or degree-of burn you’ve dealt with.

Sprint Cool Water over Your Burn

As early as you can, use cool water over your burn. This can stop further harm to your skin layer. Keep your burned part under cool flowing water for 10-15 minutes or till the soreness reduces. Don’t use chilled water, because this can break the skin around your burn.

  • The unexpected shock of intense heat to extreme cold will just decrease the recovery process.

Use a Cold Compress

In case cold water isn’t available, try a cool compress / instant ice pack / ice-cubes pack covered with a hand towel. Put it on the burn. Use the compress for 10-15 minutes, wait around for half an hour, and after that re-apply for 10-15 minutes.

Do not use ice or the compress directly to your burn, because this may harm your skin. Keep the ice cubes in a hand towel to deliver the cold to your burn gradually.

Take Pain Killers

Optionally, you may take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Some examples of pain relievers are advil, acetaminophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen which can help if the signs and symptoms are troubling you. If your soreness doesn’t reduce after a few hours, take a further dose of the medicine in accordance with the instructions.

  • Do not give aspirin to kids.
  • Stick to the package directions. They are different according to what medicine you end up picking.

Clean Your Burn

Right after cleaning up both hands, use soapy water to wash the burn and prevent contamination. Burns can become infected! Use a antibiotic such as Neosporin when you’re done with washing your burn. Natural aloe Vera may also calm your skin layer. Try to get natural aloe-Vera with a couple of artificial additives. Antibiotics or natural aloe-Vera can also keep your bandages to firmly sticking.

  • Don’t burst blisters while you scrub because they truly safeguard your skin layer from infections.
  • Try not to pop your blister or bare the contents, because your body is capable of taking proper care of small blisters on its own.
  • The antibiotic ointment is not required if the blisters have not popped. Don’t burst blisters while you scrub because they truly safeguard your skin layer from infections.