Burns are a much greater threat than most persons realize. At the time of this accident, many persons still don’t know what to do with burns. Many burn cases arrive in hospital with little or no proper first aid. Some still wonder whether the burn would have been so severe if such first aid had begun immediately. The truth is; if someone is burned, prompt action is vital.
First aid treatment should be initiated if possible by the patient or first-aid attendant at once. The time factor between injury and treatment determines the result of the burn. What should be done for burns? What to put on a burn to stop pain?
HOW TO STOP PAIN FOR MINOR BURNS?
- If the burn had turned the skin red, it should be immersed in a large basin of cold water or submerge it in a slow cold running water for 20 to 30 minutes or even more than an hour.
- If the burned part could not be submerged in water, then ice-cold moist towels were applied to the part.
- Then dry gently and cover it with a clean cloth to protect it.
WHAT WILL THE COLD WATER DO?
- It can relieve a lot of suffering and prevent scarring.
- Cold water stops the destruction of tissue that can continue long after the burn is received.
- It will relieve and stop the pain
HOME REMEDY FOR MINOR BURN PAINS:
- Aloe Vera gel. For minor burns, applying aloe Vera gel directly in the affected area will reduce the pain, prevent infection, moisten the skin and minimizes scarring. Just take a leaf of fresh aloe Vera plant, break it and apply the gel on the burned area.
IF BURN IS SEVERE COVERING A LARGE AREA:
- Too much cold to large areas of the body can bring the body temperature down and my cause shock. So caution is taken in using cold water for treatment.
- Also don’t apply anything like burn ointment or other home remedies.
- Hep the victim to lay down on a sheet to prevent the burned area from being touched or squeezed.
- Remove any jewelry, shoes or tight clothing before the burned area starts to swell.
- Do not remove anything that is sticking to the burn.
- Cover the burn with clean, non-fluffy material such as wash pillow case. Fix in the place with scarf or piece of clean cloth.
- Call 911 immediately
- If the injury is bigger than the child’s palm or is located on the face, a joint, or the lower abdomen or genitals, you should take the person to an emergency room directly. Deeper skin injuries must always be treated by a doctor immediately.