Babysitting: Dealing With Burns

Babysitting: Dealing With Burns

The most common burns that happen to kids are liquid burns, like scalding by hot water or other hot liquids.

Burns can range from mild to severe. Not all burns require emergency medical care — some minor burns can be treated at home.

What to Do

If a child has a burn that is large, a burn that's caused by electricity (as from a live wire) or a chemical (like a household cleaner), or a burn from fire:

To help prevent burns:

Reviewed by: Kate M. Cronan, MD
Date reviewed: May 2013





Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.

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