Burns can be very serious but good first aid will greatly reduce scarring or the need to go to hospital.
Use cool running water on the burn for 20 minutes. This will stop the burning process and cool the burn.
Remove clothing and jewellery, if possible
Call Triple Zero (000) or get immediate medical help if:
The burn is larger than a 20-cent piece
The burn is on the child’s face, hands, feet, groin or buttocks
You are unsure or concerned.
Note: Using cool water for 20 minutes is effective within 3 hours of the burn.
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