How I Treat Minor Burns

1. Run the affected area under cool water for about 10 minutes to stop the burning process.

2. Pat dry (no rubbing) with a clean cloth.

3. Apply a soothing ointment (burn gel if you have it) and a loose bandage (do not wrap burns tightly).

4. Take an ibuprofen.

(Disclaimer: Obviously I have what amounts to zero medical knowledge; if you’ve suffered anything but the most minor burn – that is, if you see blistering or charring, or if the burn is larger than a quarter – please consult an actual medical professional.)

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