What it is: This injury can be categorized into different degrees depending on severity.
What to do: Let cool (not cold) water or any drinkable liquid run on the burned area or apply cold compress. If the burned area is small, loosely cover it with a sterile bandage.
“If it has redness, pain, minor swelling but without blisters, it’s only a first-degree burn and first aid is still allowable. Never apply toothpaste because it can cause infection,” explains Mervin Baloaloa, emergency nurse at the Manila East Medical Center.
Alvin Silverio, M.D. emergency medicine consultant, Marikina Valley Medical Center and Manila East Medical Center
Mervin Baloaloa, R.N., emergency room nurse, Manila East Medical Center