Ever burn yourself preforming everyday tasks around the house or working with tools? Never fear! This instructable will show you how to properly treat those everyday minor burns. A first obsessive instructable. Simple and useful for all of your instructable project mishaps. You might say its a common "Burning" question! Feel free to watch the video, but read the step-by-step to get more helpful and detailed instructions. Enjoy.
Step 1: Identify your burn
First degree burns:
A minor burn. Only outer layer of skin is damaged.
Second degree burns:
A moderately serious burn. More than one layer of skin is damaged.
-Blotchy in appearance
-Blistered at burn area
Third degree burns:
Extremely serious burn. All layers of skin are damaged, seek medical attention asap.
-Possibly little to no pain due to damaged nerves!
-Charred around burn area
Step 2: Identifying treatment
First and second degree burns can be easily treated at home.
Depending on the severity of your second degree burn, you may or may not want to treat it yourself. If you experience a second degree burn on your face or joints, its recommended you seek medical attention. Anything less, and this instructable is for you.
Step 3: Step one
By now you have identified your burn, and are ready to treat it. Begin by running your hand under cold water for 5 - 10 minutes. You may use ice, or simply submerge your hand instead, but if you decide to use ice, do not make direct contact to the burn with the ice. At this time the tissue is tender, and you risk developing frostbite.
Step 4: Step two
Find some lotion, and apply to the burn after air-drying. This will moisten the burn, and prevent irritation or infection. Rub it in well until absorbed. Do not dry it with tissue. At this time, your burn may begin develop a pus-filled blister such as mine had, and it is best you keep it in tact and free of unnecessary pressure.