Burn Treatment

 Burns and Scalds

Remember To Send for Help – Call an Ambulance burn treatment

Burn Treatment Note:

  • If the burn looks deep
  • If the burn looks charred and whitish
  • If the burn involves the hands, face or genitals
  • If the burn is larger than a 20 cent coin
  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately


Do Not

  • Do not apply any lotions, creams or ointments (these are fine for minor burns)
  • Do not touch the burnt area or try to remove anything stuck to the burn

burn treatment

1st Degree Burn – 2nd Degree Burn – 3rd Degree Burn


  • Hold the burn under cool running water for 20 minutes
  • You may cover the burn in a cool, clean, damp cloth
  • Remove jewellery and clothing from around the burn (only if not embedded in the burn)
  • To help stop infection cover the burn loosely with a clean, not fluffy cloth. Or use plastic cling wrap
  • Manage for shock if needed