How to Treat a Minor Burn

Burns are one of the most painful and most common injuries, from minor burns caused by soaking up a few too many rays on the beach to serious burns caused by close contact with fire. Burn injuries are classified as belonging to one of three categories: first-, second-, and third-degree.if you do get a burn, follow these steps:

1. Run cool, not cold, water over the affected area, or cover with a cool, damp towel for 10-15 minutes.

2. Clean the burn site gently wih soap and water to help prevent any infection that might creep in through broken blisters.

3. Apply a soothing moisturiser gel to the burn site (such as alow vera).

4. Take an over-the-counter pain reliever to help manage pain and reduce swelling.