What should you do when you get a burn?

Are you tired of getting burned every time you try to cook pasta or light a candle? Fear not, my friend! In this comprehensive guide, we will go over everything you need to know about burns and how to treat them.

Understanding Burns: The Basics

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of burn treatment, let’s first understand what is going on when your skin gets burned. A burn is essentially an injury that happens when your skin comes in contact with heat, chemicals or radiation.

So Many Types of Burns!

Who knew there were so many types of burns? Some common ones include:

  • Thermal Burns
  • Chemical Burns
  • Electrical Burns
  • Friction/ Abrasion Burns

Each type can vary in severity as well as treatment but don’t worry; we’ll cover it all.

Degrees to At Least One Neighbourhood (PTL)

Burns are classified by degrees much like one would talk about their crazy ex-girlfriend:

First Degree

This degree represents mild damage where only the outer layer of your skin gets affected. These types of burns often have symptoms such as redness and swelling that usually disappear within a few days.

Second Degree

We’re now dealing with deeper layers which means more pain and blisters galore!

Third Degree

‘Ah yes third-degree,’ says Satan gleefully… This is where things get nasty folks – typically involving extensive nerve damage and scarring because these burns affect all-layers impacting tendons/organs below the surface too.

When It Happens & How To React

Even if 2nd/3rd degree level injuries may make you feel like wearing gloves for life.. Here’s what you should do once they happen:

Initially Spreading Cool Relief

The first step after any form [First-Degree Burns] of burn injury involves holding the affected area under running cold water or cover it up with a cool, wet cloth for around 15-20 minutes. Doing so would likewise help subside pains and rashes commonly originating from these injuries.

Nurture that Wound

Think about your wound as if it’s your own newborn… It’s going to need tender love & care!

1) Cleanse Your Burned Surface; avoiding any impact on blister tops.

2) Protective Layers/ Bandages; Gently tapping layer/s of tulle dressings over any wounds may prevent infection/business cards lodged in there later.

3) Time to Boost Your WBC (Relax NOT an Avenger reference); Antiseptic ointments alongside such creams containing antibiotics might heal deep-dives faster and also stop scar formation. Sometimes they have specialty products at B&Q lying around too!

For Whom The Salvation Bell Tolls

As much as we would like every Tom/Dick/Harry/etcetera fly solo when tackling burns – some cases will require professional intervention so don’t hesitate calling SOS ASAP once:

Options after Burns Happen While In Worship

  • Symptoms Don’t Subdue within Few Hours
  • Burn Injury Engulfs All-Layers.

Burns can be dangerous, so in case you’re experiencing chest pain or severe breathing issues alongside them, please contact emergency services whichever does not place you in more DOA danger stat!


Remember folks fire is hot .. Seriously though prevention is always better than cure. Enjoying a flame olympiad surrounded by gas cylinder supplies isn’t really the best idea.

Additional Resources of Slightly Less Importance Than Individual Fingers

Once again here’s our Olive branch offer i.e EveryMac.com’s ultimate List of keyboard Shortcuts.. Oh wait wrong document, for a second I thought was I writing about Mac rather than wounds.

In true honesty, if you are really interested in burn prevention etcetera then we do recommend checking out helpful fire-safety tips available online or reaching out to an expert in this field.

Now get back and make that delicious food without getting burned!

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