First aid


The heat of burns and scalds can damage the skin. Both are treated in the same way. 

A burn is caused by dry heat, a hot iron  for example. A scald is caused by something wet, such as boiling water.

Symptoms of burns
The amount of pain your child may feel isn’t always related to how serious the burn is. Even a serious burn may be relatively painless. But all burns can be very painful and may cause:

Treating burns
Here are a few things you can do instantly after the burns:

When to go to the hospital
You can treat minor burns at home. Children with more serious burns such as those that form blisters require instant professional medical attention. You should always go to a hospital for:

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