The heat at the burn area should be reduced as soon as possible.
Thirty percent of all burn patients are pediatric burns. Most are infants and toddlers under the age of 4, and the frequency is highest especially in 10 to 24 months of age. Because children at this time start walking, the radius of their activity increases significantly. Curiosity is also active and interest in the surrounding area increases, so I grab anything and stand up and stir around the house. You can also burn your bath water. Young children have thinner and fragile skin compared to adults, so they are easily burned even at temperatures that are not very hot. In addition, it doesn’t have reflexes yet, so the body reacts to hot things slowly, leading to deeper burns.
First aid in case of burn
- Cool down the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes in cold running water to lower the heat.
- Peeling blisters at the burn area increases the risk of secondary infection from bacteria. Therefore, try to avoid peeling as much as possible. If you are wearing clothes, cut or tear the clothes off quickly to prevent the blisters from peeling off, and if it is difficult to remove the clothes, cool them with water first and remove them slowly to prevent the blisters from peeling off.
- If the burn area is wide, it is unavoidable to use a shower head. At this time, the blister may peel off or the pain may increase due to the pressure of water, so be sure to wrap it with a towel.
- If the blister is severely peeled off, cooling the affected area with the affected area covered will help relieve pain.
- When going to the hospital, wrap it in a wet towel and move around, and seek professional burn treatment as soon as possible to avoid secondary body part deformation.