Treatments for Burns


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Treatment list for Burns: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Burns includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatments of minor burns or minor scalds:
    • Run under cold water for about 10 minutes
    • Do not use ice
    • Pat dry the skin after washing
    • Dressing or bandage over burn
    • Regular changes to burn dressings or bandages
    • Keep burn dressing clean and dry
  • Treatments of more severe burns or scalds:
  • Treatments of very severe burns:
  • Specialized treatments for chemical burns
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • Avoid using the burned area
  • Elevate burned limb for 24 hours - to reduce swelling in the area
  • Pain relief medications
  • Treatment of mouth burns:
    • Soft foods, bland foods, cold foods
    • Plenty of fluids
    • Microstoma

Last revision: Oct 27, 2003

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