First Aid: Burnsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Burns-enHD-1.jpgScald burns from hot water and other liquids are the most common type of burn young kids get. Here's what to do if your child is burned.first-aid, firstaid, safety sheet, safety, burns, burn, treating burns, treating a burn, burn treatment, first-degree burn, second-degree burn, third-degree burn, chemical burn, electrical burn, fingers in socket, electrical, chemical, chemicals, my child was burned, burned, stove, heater, fireplace, fire, my child has a burn, my child was burned, fire, heat, blister, what to do when your child gets burned, what to do when your child is burned, emergency, emergency room07/28/200302/12/201909/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD02/11/2019ff7b7a8d-f227-4024-85ce-a8c870038c83https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>Scald <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/">burns</a> 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.</p> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>If your child is severely burned, <strong>call 911 right away.</strong> While you wait for help, begin these treatments:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Remove clothing from the burned areas, <strong>except clothing stuck to the skin</strong>.</li> <li>Run cool <strong>(not cold)</strong> water over the burn until the pain eases.</li> <li>Lightly apply a gauze bandage or a clean, soft cloth or towel.</li> <li>If your child is awake and alert, offer <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li> <li><strong>Do not put any ointments, butter, or other treatments on the burn</strong> &mdash; these can make it worse.</li> <li><strong>Do not break any blisters</strong> that have formed.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Get Emergency Medical Care&nbsp;</strong><strong style="font-size: 1em;">if:</strong></h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>The burned area is large (cover the area with a clean, soft cloth or towel).</li> <li>The burns came from a fire, an electrical wire or socket, or chemicals.</li> <li>The burn is on the face, hands, feet, joints, or genitals.</li> <li>The burn looks infected while it is healing. Signs of infection include swelling, pus, or increasing redness or red streaking of the skin near the burn area.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Be careful when using candles, space heaters, and curling irons.</li> <li>Keep children away from radiators.</li> <li>Keep hot drinks out of young children's reach.</li> <li>Check the temperature of bath water before putting a child in the tub.</li> <li>Check smoke alarm batteries at least once a month.</li> <li>Keep a fire extinguisher in the kitchen.</li> <li>Don't let young children play in the kitchen while someone is cooking.</li> </ul>
A to Z: Burn, First-DegreeA first-degree burn is a minor burn that only affects the top layer of skin, or epidermis. It is the mildest of the three types of burns (first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-first.html/36b52ad1-8037-4e3e-b506-9d0d312a2de2
A to Z: Burn, Second-DegreeA second-degree burn affects the top two layers of skin (the epidermis and dermis). It is more serious than a first-degree burn.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-second.html/b17ebd80-1086-4c35-bad2-f79c8cf34a86
A to Z: Burn, Third-DegreeThird-degree burns, or full-thickness burns, are the most serious type of burn. They involve all the layers of the skin and underlying tissue and can cause permanent damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-burn-third.html/2a6118a8-6839-44f1-9b58-9c028f84d10c
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BurnsBurns, especially scalds from hot water and liquids, are some of the most common childhood accidents. Minor burns often can be safely treated at home, but more serious burns require medical care.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/burns.html/ff164fcd-00a6-4d1f-9128-e580b6da1cf2
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Household Safety: Preventing Burns, Shocks, and FiresBurns are a potential hazard in every home. In fact, burns - especially scalds from hot water and liquids - are some of the most common childhood accidents. Here's how to protect kids from burns.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-burns.html/8a156fc5-875f-4f9b-bd4e-aeb4e5141576
I Got Blisters From a Sunburn. What Should I Do?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/sunburn.html/d3d9a005-f8f6-45fb-a7f8-f088ac7f855d
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