First, remove the source of the burn:

 If the patient is ablaze, drop them to the bottom and roll them or cover them during a blanket to place out the flames.

 If it’s a chemical burnbegin any contaminated clothing and wash the affected area of skin with glasses of water. For dry chemicalsignore the chemicals before putting the burnt area underwater As soon as possible, put the burnt area under cool running water for a minimum of 20 minutes:

  Don’t use ice; only apply cold water to the burnt area.

 Remove any clothing or jewellery near the burn.

 Don’t remove anything that’s stuck to the burn.

 Cover the burn :

 Use a light-weight, loose, non-stick dressing. Use non-fluffy material. Plastic cling film may be a good selection.

 If the burn is to an arm or leg, raise it whenever possible to scale back swelling.

 Some things to avoid:

  •  Don’t touch the burn or apply ice.
  •  Don’t put a toddler with burns into a shower filled with cold water.
  •  If blisters develop, don’t pop them and visit your doctor just in case they have to be removed.
  •  Try not to use any ointments, creams, lotions, or fat on a burn. They seal heat in and cause more damage.