How To Treat First Degree Burns

A first degree burn results from spending a little too much time in the sun. Or if you have been boiling water and steam happens to find its way to your skin, making it red and causes a burning sensation that is a first degree burn. Here are a few tips on making burning feeling a whole lot better.


How To Treat first degree burns

  • Run the burn under cold water as soon as you can. Let the cold water run on it for not less than five minutes. We need to cool it down quickly so burnt stops immediately.
  • Take a couple of Ibuprofen pills to ease the pain and swelling. Keep in mind that if the burn is very small there is no need for this step. Skip this step if it’s a large amount of skin that have been burned.
  • Gently rub some Vaseline on the burned area. Try not to rub too much; you do not want to irritate the area longer than what you already have. The whole purpose of putting on Vaseline on your skin is to give some of the moisture that has been lost so quickly by burning it.
  • Wrap easily burn in gauze and tape solved. Do not go crazy and wrap burn that you can not move your body normally. A walk around with gauze is all that is needed. This is just to keep germs away from your wounds, because the burned skin is vulnerable and can become infected a lot easier than other skin.

Tips & Warnings

  • If you think that burning is worse than a first degree, immediately see your doctor.
  • If you prefer, you can use burn ointments instead of Vaseline depending on what you have in your house.
  • Whatever you do, do not pick at your firewood; This will make it hurt even more.
  • If bubbles do not pop them, give them to pop on their own!
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