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Minor Burns and Scalds

Wash off the chemical with a large quantity of water by using shower or hose as quickly as possible.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 16, 2003 18:25 IST
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    Clean the area gently with clean water.

    Submerge the burnt area in cold water.

    Do not apply cotton wool directly over the burnt area.

    Do not apply any greasy substance.

    Give the patient warm drinks.

Management of Chemical Burns

    Wash off the chemical with a large quantity of water by using a shower or hose if available as quickly as possible. This flooding with water will wash away much of the irritants.

    Cut out contaminated clothing.

    Do not touch the burnt area.

    Treat as for burns.

    (Source: Webhealthcentre.com)