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 or a clean, soft cloth or towel.