Caring for a Minor Burn

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these tips for treating minor burns at home: hold the burned area under cold running water for five minutes to reduce pain and swelling; never ice or rub a burn, and do not pop a blister that forms as a result of a burn; cover the area with a clean bandage that won’t stick to the burn; gently wash the area on a regular basis with water and soap; and avoid ointments unless recommended by your healthcare provider. American Academy of Pediatrics, November 2022

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