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Accidentally touching a hot stove or getting splashed by boiling hot water are two of the most common household causes of burns. If you or a family member is burned it is important to identify what kind of burn it is. Here are few tips to treat burns that you may or may not have missed at your first aid training or first id training course.
If you received a first aid burn, they tend to be painful but not as dangerous as other burns. A sign of a first degree burn is reddening of the skin and some slight swelling around the area.
Second Degree burns can form blisters on the skin that tend to be very painful and an even brighter red in color.
Third degree burns are the most dangerous of all, they cause the skin to turn white or charged looking and usually don’t have pain as the nerves have been so badly damaged the patient is not able to feel pain in that region. If you receive a third degree burn you should immediately see a doctor.
Other signs you should see a doctor when dealing with burns are as follows:
How to Treat Minor Burns:
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