Akron Children's provides primary, critical and specialized care to the patients who come to us, as well as those our Home Care Group treats at home. We help families focus on their sick children with a support staff to deal with the practical details of a hospital stay. Beyond our walls, we help children reach their full potential with more than 100 advocacy, outreach and education programs. More...
From Beachwood to Dover, Norwalk to western Pennsylvania, and just about everywhere in between, Akron Children's growing healthcare system has a full range of pediatric specialists, primary care providers, hospitals and regional care centers right in your own community or within easy driving distance. More...
The Rebecca D. Considine Research Institute is the hub for research and innovation activity at Akron Children's Hospital. The institute facilitates sponsored clinical studies as well as internal investigator-initiated research programs across a spectrum of research subjects. The institute also offers research-oriented educational opportunities for fellows, students and faculty from around the globe.
Ranked a Best Children's Hospital, Akron Children's is the largest pediatric healthcare provider in northeast Ohio. Whether a child needs a few stitches or treatment for a serious illness, we offer the highest quality of care, using the latest techniques and technology, as well as a caring touch. Our philosophy of child- and family-centered care guides everything we do. More...
Scald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common burns in early childhood. Because burns range from mild to life threatening, some can be treated at home, while others need emergency medical care.
What to Do
If your child is severely burned, call 911 right away. While you wait for help, begin these treatments:
Remove clothing from the burned areas, except clothing stuck to the skin.
Run cool (not cold) water over the burn until the pain eases.
Lightly apply a gauze bandage.
If your child is awake and alert, offer ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain.
Do not put any ointments, butter, or other remedies on the burn — these can make the burn worse.
Do not break any blisters that have formed.
Seek Emergency Medical Care
The burned area is large (cover the area with a clean, soft cloth or towel).
The burns came from a fire, an electrical wire or socket, or chemicals.
The burn is on the face, hands, feet, joints, or genitals.
The burn looks infected (with swelling, pus, or increasing redness or red streaking of the skin near the wound).
Be careful when using candles, space heaters, and curling irons.
Keep children away from radiators.
Be alert around hot drinks.
Check the temperature of bath water before putting a child in the tub.
Check smoke alarm batteries at least once a month.
Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.
Do not allow young children to play in the kitchen while someone is cooking.
Ranked a Best Children's Hospital by US News & World Report, Akron Children's is the largest pediatric provider in northeast Ohio. With two pediatric hospitals, and 20 primary care and 67 pediatric specialty locations, we handle more than 600,000 patient visits a year. We also serve as a major teaching affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, and offer a number of pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs. We are committed to providing quality, family-centered care, and improving the treatment of childhood illness and injury through research. More about Akron Children's...