Burns

Cool the burn immediately in running cool water.

  1. Cool the burn immediately in cool water.  If you cannot do this, pour cool water on the area or cover it with a clean, wet cloth.
  2. Never rub butter or oily dressings onto a burn area.
  3. Cool the burn until the pain has lessened.
  4. Loosen or remove anything on or near the burn area that is tight e.g. jewelry or clothing.
  5. When the pain has lessened, loosely cover the burn with a clean, fluff-free dressing.
  6. Monitor the casualty for shock whilst arranging for medical help.

A downloadable and printable infographic of this information can be found here.

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