• How to Treat Your Baby's Burns

    Younger children have thinner skin, which means they burn more easily. In only a matter of seconds, exposure to hot tap water (60°C) can give a baby a 3rd-degree burn.
    by SmartParenting Staff .
  • What to do in case of a burn:

    Minor burns

        - Apply cold compress.
        - Hold the affected area under cold water for at least 10 minutes, or until the pain subsides.
        - If the burn is more than 20% of your baby’s body, wrap a dry towel on the burned area to stop heat production.

     
    2nd Degree Burns

       - Do not pop burnt and blistered skin. Popping makes the affected area prone to more infection. Let the wound pop or dry on its own.
       - Cool the burn immediately under running water for at least 10 minutes.

     
    3rd Degree Burns

       - These may cause fluid loss. Bring baby to a doctor or the emergency room immediately. Professional medical attention is still the best way to treat all types of burns.

     

    What not to do:

       - Use lotions, ointments, and creams
       - Use adhesive dressings
       - Break blisters

     


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