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What to Do for Thermal Burns

Immediate first aid is required

(HealthDayNews) -- Thermal burns are caused by contact with open flames, hot liquids, hot surfaces or other high heat sources. Like any burns, they require a specific and immediate first aid routine.

Follow these steps suggested by Shriners Hospitals for Children:

  • Stop the burning and remove the person from the heat source.
  • Cool the burn with cold water.
  • Cover the burn with a sterile pad or clean sheet.
  • Maintain the person's body temperature and get to the nearest doctor or hospital.
  • Do not apply any oils, sprays or ointments to a serious burn.
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