Burns in children
- If a child sustains a burn, the first six steps are:
- Stop the burning process
- Remove any clothing near the burnt area of skin (unless it’s stuck down)
- Cool the affected area with cool or lukewarm water for 20 minutes, as soon as possible. Never use ice, iced water, creams or butter as this can cause more harm.
- Cover the area with cling film or a clean plastic bag
- Give pain relief such as paracetamol or ibuprofen
- Seek medical help