What is a burn?
Degrees of burns
First degree burns
Second degree burns
Third degree burns
How to treat first degree burns
Even for first degree burns you should seek medical advice if the burned area is large or if after initial pain relief the burned area again shows signs of infection such as redness, heat, swelling, pain, itching or burning.
Further, medical attention is necessary if a child is burned, if the burn is on sensitive parts of the body e.g. on the face, or if you have any questions or concerns.
How to treat second degree burns
How to treat third degree burns
Prevent burns in the kitchen
It goes without saying that prevention is the best course of action when dealing with burns, especially in the kitchen. Always:
Make sure to use sufficiently thick hot pads or oven mitts when handling hot dishes or cookware.
Keep pot or pan handles on the stove facing away from yourself so you don’t accidentally bump into them.
Open pots and pans with the lid facing away from you to prevent scalding from the sudden release of steam.
Always make sure that hot cooking appliances and cookware, as well as candles and other open flames are kept out of reach of young children.
Teach proper kitchen safety to kids.
How to recognise an infected burn
Although compiled with great care, please note that the tips and advice given on this website by no means substitute medical advice and treatment. If you have or suspect a health problem, consult a doctor and follow medical advice, regardless of what you have learned on this website.
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