Home Aid for Minor Burns A minor burn is the least dangerous type of burn, when only the outer layer of the epidermis is burned, and the burn does not reach the dermis layer, so the color of the affected area is reddened with the appearance of swelling and mild to moderate pain.
When do you go to the doctor? If the burn area is large, more than 7.5 cm, or the burn covers large areas of the face, hands, legs, or lower abdomen, you should go to the emergency room.
Home care: Put lukewarm water “not too cold” for 5-10 minutes on the burn, either by soaking the affected area with water or applying cold compresses to reduce skin swelling and pain, do not use ice
» Wrap the affected area with sterile gauze without pressing it to protect the skin
» Wash the affected area periodically, 3 to 5 times a day
» I recommend applying an ointment for burns or an ointment – Mibo – that speeds up the healing of the burn and reduces inflammation.
» To reduce pain, you can take painkillers such as “Panadol” or “Brufen”.
» The area affected by the burn is more sensitive and susceptible to sunburn, so you should avoid exposing it to the sun.
» Watch for signs of infection, such as increased pain, redness, swelling, and discharge of fluids from the burn area. Then you should see a doctor for the best treatment