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.