Tips on Treating Burns and scalds from hot liquids or appliances in children

  1. Cool the burn or scald immediately by running cool water over the affected area for at least 20 minutes. Do not use ice, as it can further damage the tissue.

  2. Remove any clothing or jewellery that may be near the burn or scald to prevent further injury.

  3. Cover the burn or scald with a clean, dry dressing or bandage. Avoid using any ointments or creams, as they can trap heat and cause further damage.

  4. If the burn or scald is severe or covers a large area, seek medical attention immediately.

  5. Monitor the child for signs of infection, such as redness, swelling, or fever.

  6. Give the child pain medication as needed, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen.

  7. Keep the child hydrated by encouraging them to drink fluids.

  8. If the burn or scald is on the face, hands, feet, or genitals, seek medical attention immediately.

  9. Keep an eye on the burn or scald for signs of healing and any complications. If the burn or scald does not heal properly or becomes infected, seek medical attention.

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