Second degree burn; First degree burn; Third degree burn First Aid
FOR MINOR BURNS
- If the skin is unbroken, run cool water over the area of the burn or soak it in a cool water bath (not ice water). Keep the area submerged for at least 5 minutes. A clean, cold, wet towel will also help reduce pain.
- Calm and reassure the person.
- After flushing or soaking, cover the burn with a dry, sterile bandage or clean dressing.
- Protect the burn from pressure and friction.