Health Tip: Caring for Minor Burns
Suggestions to help you heal
(HealthDay News) -- Minor burns, although painful, often can be treated at home. Proper care can help them heal faster while reducing the risk of infection.
The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to care for a minor burn:
- Soak the burned skin in cool water for a minimum of five minutes to help limit swelling.
- Coat the burned area with a protective healing agent, such as an antibiotic ointment or aloe vera.
- Wrap a dry gauze bandage loosely around the burn area for protection from air and infection.
- If needed, take an over-the-counter pain-relieving medication.
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