First Aid For A Burn Injury

First Aid to a burn injury is very important. Tissue damage can continue
after the burn injury originates due to the body retaining the heat in our clothes and tissues or the chemical agents, if any, which remain in contact with the skin. Wet or contaminated clothes should be removed and the burned areas should be cooled with running water. The exceptions are cement burns in which all powder should be brushed off, and elemental sodium or potassium which ignite on contact with water. Cooling need not exceed 10 minutes, particularly in children in whom hypothermia may follow over-enthusiastic cooling. The burned body can be covered by a clean dry cloth before seeking medical aid.

Remove From The Source
Remove smoldering or contaminated clothes
Cool the burned and surrounding areas With Cool Water
Cover with a clean dry cloth



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