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First Aid for Burns


Imagine these scenarios:

She was working at home, frying something, as usual- when someone called her, she left in a hurry slipped and her hand dipped right in the boiling oil. His kid rushed in and found that her hand was badly burnt and her attire had caught fire.

A young boy was bursting crackers, in the excitement to check if the crackers has actually been lit, gone too near and the cracker has blasted very near to him, causing severe burns.

Do these stories have a happy ending?

Maybe it does – if someone follows the procedures to administer the first aid for burns and gets the immediate help needed in cases of emergency; call the nearest ambulance service for a speedy access to medical health care.

What are the steps for the administering first aid for burns?

Now that you know how the story here could have been a happy ending, it is important to note that we should not keep our phones near the stove when using the LPG gas cylinders, play with fire during festivals like Deepavali, be careful while travelling or lighting the crackers.

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But here are somethings that could have been a little away from the happy ending,If first aid had done these steps:

Apart from the first aid,

  1. if you see that the injuries from the burn are severe, with the burn penetrating all the layers of the skin,
  2. If the affected person is a senior citizen or an infant,
  3. If the burns are on the face, feet and the genitals,

Also Read: Importance of First Aid

Please do contact the emergency services and consult a doctor as soon as possible. VMEDO helps you get access to emergency medical transportation with its fleet of private ambulances in its network, with an aim to make healthcare in India easily accessible and affordable. Also download the VMEDO app on the Google Play store for more detailed information on the first aid recommendations for a variety of accidents that can happen.

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