Health Tip: Soothing a Minor Burn

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(HealthDay News) — While severe burns require a doctor’s care, most minor burns can be carefully treated at home.

 

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:

 

•Hold the burned area under cold running water for about five minutes to ease pain and swelling.

 

•Never ice or rub a burn, and never pop a blister that forms from a burn.

 

•Cover the area with a clean bandage that won’t stick to the burn.

 

•Gently wash the area regularly with water and soap.

 

•Skip ointments unless recommended by your doctor. Avoid butter, grease and other home remedies.

 

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