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How to Treat Thermal Burns

Image of thermal burn treatment instructionFollow these tips in the case of a mild thermal burn:

  • Cool the burned area by immersing in cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes.
  • Do not break blisters or rub skin.
  • Place a dry, sterile dressing over the burn area to keep clean.

Follow these tips in the case of a severe thermal burn:

  • Call 9-1-1 or EMS if the burn is severe.
  • Cool the burned area by immersing in cool, clean water for at least 15 minutes.
  • Apply a clean, sterile dressing over the burned area(s) to protect from infection.
  • Keep the casualty calm and still while you wait for EMS to arrive.
  • If possible, elevate the burned area to help prevent swelling and pain, but only do so if it does not cause further discomfort to the casualty.

Also read: General Burn First Aid Information & Tips on Treating Chemical Burns

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3 thoughts on “How to Treat Thermal Burns”

  • Launa

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    • First Aid Product Team
      First Aid Product Team January 15, 2016 at 03:34

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  • Everette

    Hi there! Such a great write-up, thank you!

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