What is a burn?
Degrees of burns
First degree burns
Second degree burns
Third degree burns
How to treat first degree burns
Even for first degree burns you should seek medical advice if the burned area is large or if after initial pain relief the burned area again shows signs of infection such as redness, heat, swelling, pain, itching or burning.
Further, medical attention is necessary if a child is burned, if the burn is on sensitive parts of the body e.g. on the face, or if you have any questions or concerns.
How to treat second degree burns
How to treat third degree burns
Prevent burns in the kitchen
It goes without saying that prevention is the best course of action when dealing with burns, especially in the kitchen. Always:
How to recognise an infected burn