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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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    Content excerpted from the Urgent First Aid Guide used by permission Copyright 2013 UrgentFirstAid.com
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