How To Treat Burns (2nd degree, 3rd degree burns)

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Did you know that over four hundred fifty thousand people were burned last year requiring medical attention? And

72% of those burns were right at home

So I know when it comes to your family you want to minimize the pain and suffering and of course, you want things to get

better not worse

So stay tuned to learn what to do as well as what not to do in today's topic, how to treat a burn

Hi, I'm Captain Wayne Bennett here with another first-aid tip from my one-and-done series since the burns affect the largest organ on the body, the


immediate action must be taken to minimize the damage and keep in mind the two biggest risks when treating burns are infections and

hypothermia shock. So for small burns, we will use water. On a child,

that would be a burn smaller than the size of their hand. For an adult,

that would be a burn smaller than the size of their two hands

Water is safe to use on these sides burns because it won't cause hyperthermia shock

So cool with water for at least 10 minutes to remove the heat and stop the burn progression

Never use ice because this will add frostbite to already burned skin

Never use greasy items like butter or Vaseline because that will only trap in the heat and cause even more damage

To treat larger burns with blistering or worse we're gonna put on some vinyl gloves and grab some dry sterile dressings

Yes, a dressing could stick to the burn but the biggest concern here is an infection and preventing hypothermia shock from cooling the body

too quickly with water

So a great solution to solve all the problems posed by burns is a product we use in the fire department

call burn free burn gel. One of the best things in the world is burn-free. Gel dressing

This is what we use in the fire service. This is a great tool

soaking wet

Cover the wound and then just simply wrap in gauze

and where can you find something like you can find these on our website, you know, obviously finding on the internet

But it's not one of those things are gonna find in a grocery store and a regular pharmacy business. Pretty much a specialized product

We state-of-the-art

We have your information on our website.

But you're just in case people want to know it's correct!

and you can and then you need to get to a doctor right away, still need to go to a doctor because you always want

to have a looked at but the great thing about this dressing is it doesn't stick

Stops the burning, stops the pain

Kills any infection it's the best way to go

But again, if you don't have that handy

Of course always cool water but a minimum of ten minutes in the water and of course don't let your family or the internet talk

you into those home remedies like mustard, mayonnaise, egg whites, butter

and even toothpaste

Again, these things will only trap in the heat allowing the skin to keep burning or put you a risk of infection or both

I also remember on large serious burns requiring medical attention

Anything you rubbed in has to be scrubbed out. For more detailed information on burns check out our blog at and

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