Health Tip: Soothing a Minor Burn
Other news for:|
| ||Resources from
Suggestions for easing pain and discomfort
By Diana Kohnle
(HealthDay News) -- While severe burns require a doctor's care, most minor burns can be carefully treated at home.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
- Hold the burned area under cold running water for about five minutes to ease pain and swelling.
- Never ice or rub a burn, and never pop a blister that forms from a burn.
- Cover the area with a clean bandage that won't stick to the burn.
- Gently wash the area regularly with water and soap.
- Skip ointments unless recommended by your doctor. Avoid butter, grease and other home remedies.
Copyright © 2017 . All rights reserved.
Resources from HONselect:
HONselect is the HON's medical search engine.
It retrieves scientific articles, images, conferences and web sites on the
The list of medical terms above are retrieved automatically from the article.
The text presented on this page is not a substitute for professional
medical advice. It is for your information only and may not represent your true
individual medical situation. Do not hesitate to consult your healthcare provider
if you have any questions or concerns. Do not use this information to diagnose or
treat a health problem or disease without consulting a qualified healthcare professional.
Be advised that HealthDay articles are derived from various sources
and may not reflect your own country regulations.
The Health On the Net Foundation does not endorse opinions,
products, or services that may appear in HealthDay articles.