Minor Burn

Most minor burns are first degree burns, and will get better on their own without the need of antibiotics.

Treatment

    Cool the burn area under running water for 10-30 minutes, ideally within 20 minutes of the injury happening. The running water will continually take heat away from the affected area.
    For large burn area, you can use a shower, but always ensure that the shower is in cool setting and keep the water pressure low. High pressure or warm water will make the condition worse!
    If water isn’t available, you can use milk or a non-fizzy soft drink.

DO NOT

    Do not soak the wound in ice water. Ice application has been associated with frostbite and should be avoided.
    Do not touch the burn area with dirty hands.

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