Tuesday, 1 July 2014

How To Treat Minor Burns

My daughter accidentally grabbed the super hot glue gun and got her tiny finger burn. I felt so guilty about what had happened, my husband was really mad at me when he learned about it.

I understood naman, I'm the one to blame talaga. The burn was just small but I could just imagine how painful it was. kawawa.=(


The moment I saw the glue gun fell from her hands, I immediately carried her downstairs and dipped her hands in a dipper full of cool waterShe was crying loudly while I was dipping her hand. I almost cried but tried not to or she'd be more scared. It was so frustrating because It was only me and my daughter at home that time, I didn't know what else to do aside from what I did. 

I want to share this information I read from Medline Plus. It is really informative and very easy to follow in just case you experience one.

Minor Burns After Care
You can care for minor burns at home with simple first aid.
First-degree burns are only on the top layer of the skin.
  • Skin usually turns red
  • May swell
  • May be painful
Second-degree burns go one layer deeper than first-degree burns. 
  • A blister forms
  • Skin is red
  • Usually has swelling
  • Usually is painful
Treat a burn like a major burn (call your doctor) if it is:
  • From a fire, an electrical wire or socket, or chemicals
  • Larger than 2 inches
  • Or if it is on a hand, foot, face, groin, buttocks, hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow, or wrist
First Aid for Minor Burns

First, calm and reassure the person who is burned. 
If clothing is not stuck to the burn, remove it. If the burn is caused by chemicals, take off all clothes that have the chemical on them. 
Cool the burn. 
  • Use cool water, not ice.  
  • If possible, especially if the burn is caused by chemicals, hold the burned skin under cool running water for 10 to 15 minutes until it does not hurt as much. Use a sink, shower, or garden hose.  
  •  If this is not possible, put cool clean wet cloth on the burn, or soak the burn in a cool water bath for 5 minutes.
To learn more about BURNS and other Health Issues please visit Medline Plus

It's really good to equip ourselves with information like this right?


  1. You're right, sis. It's really better to equip ourselves with the proper knowledge on how to handle accidents at home. Thank you for sharing this :)

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