Minor, superficial or first degree burns are usually caused by the sun or from touching objects like stovetops or hot water. Common symptoms are
If a minor burn covers a large area of the body, seek emergency care. If the burn wound covers a small area of the body, it may be treated at home by following the steps below:
Cool the Burned Area Down
Hold the burned area under cool running water for 10 to 15 minutes or apply a clean dampened towel to help ease the burning sensation.
Remove Jewellery and Restrictive Items
Remove any rings,
Keep Blisters Intact
Do not break any blisters that form. If a blister accidentally breaks, clean the area with soap and water and apply a topical antibiotic. Cover broken blisters with a non-stick bandage.
Soothe the Skin
Applying a moisturizer or Aloe vera lotion may help provide temporary relief from discomfort associated with minor burns.
Monitor Severity of Burn
Consult a physician if a large blister develops or if you notice oozing, increased swelling, pain or redness.
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