Timely Tips for First-Degree Burns

October 26, 2017

First-degree burns are common and many can be treated at home, a dermatologist says. Unlike second- or third-degree burns, first-degree burns involve only the top layer of skin and often occur after contact with hot surfaces, like a curling iron or a stove. Sunburn can also be a first-degree burn.

  1. Cool it immediately
  2. Apply petroleum jelly
  3. Cover the burn with a nonstick, sterile bandage
  4. After the burn heals, protect it from the sun

 


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