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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

skin

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