“What do you do to treat a burn?”

First, cool the burn under cool, but not cold, running water.

Then, remove tight or compressing clothing from the area. DO NOT break or pop blisters and apply antibiotic ointment. Apply lotion or moisturizers to the burn, such as aloe vera, then bandage the burn with sterile gauze.

Finally, take pain relievers when needed in order to mitigate pain.

This information is meant for educational purposes. If you are experiencing an emergency please dial 911. Consult a trained medical provider when making health decisions.