In this video, you will learn the first aid techniques for treating a minor burn.
A burn is considered minor if it is smaller than half the size of the victim's hand.
If possible, remove whatever caused the burn from the area.
Immediately run cool, not cold, water over the burn until the pain subsides.
Remove clothing around the burn unless they are stuck to the skin.
If you are unsure how serious the burn may be, contact a doctor or emergency services for medical advice.
Or, if not possible, make a bandage out of sterile compresses.
Monitor the burn to see if it becomes red, hot, or painful. If so, consult a physician.
Never burst a blister. Once a blister breaks, it becomes an open door for microbes that may cause infection.
Make sure that the burn victim's tetanus records are up to date. If in doubt, contact their physician.