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What is a burn?
There are three types of burns:
Usually burns are first or second degree.
What should I do when my child gets a burn?
Immediately put the burned part in cold tap water or pour cold tap water over it for 10 minutes. This will lessen the depth of the burn and relieve pain. Do not put ice on a burn. If the burned area is large, cover it loosely with a clean sheet or plastic wrap.
How can I take care of my child?
Call your child’s doctor right away if:
Call your doctor during office hours if:
Written by Barton D. Schmitt, MD, author of “My Child Is Sick”, American Academy of Pediatrics Books.
Pediatric Advisor 2012.1 published by RelayHealth.
Last modified: 2009-08-13 Last reviewed: 2011-06-06
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