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Burns and Scalds


First Degree Burn Redness or discoloration of skin surface; mild swelling and pain.

TREATMENT

  1. Apply cool, wet cloths or immerse in water. DO NOT use ice.
  2. Blot gently; apply a dry, sterile pad if necessary.
  3. Usually medical treatment is not necessary; however, if severe exist, call for professional medical help. Be alert for signs of shock.

Second Degree Burn Deep burn with red or mottled appearance; blisters; considerable pain and swelling; skin surface appears wet.

TREATMENT

  1. Apply cool, wet cloths or immerse in water. DO NOT use ice.
  2. Blot gently; apply a dry, sterile pad if necessary.
  3. Usually medical treatment is not necessary; however, if severe exist, call for professional medical help. Be alert for signs of shock.
  4. If arms and legs are affected, elevate above heart level.
  5. Burns may be deep and potentially serious, requiring medical treatment depending on extent and location. Be alert for signs of shock and infection.

Third Degree Burn Deep tissue destruction with a white or charred appearance; no pain.

Call for professional help immediately. Be alert for signs of shock.