First Aid for a Mild Burns Injury

The purpose of first aid in burns is to reduce pain, prevent infection, as well as overcome the shock events that may be experienced by the victim. The trick is to lower the temperature around the burn to prevent injury to the underlying tissues grown worse.

Based on the severity, there are three levels of burns. First-degree burns are minor burns to the level of tissue damage only in the outer layer of skin. An example is the skin exposed to the sun or direct contact with a hot object such as boiling water. Such burns are generally not accompanied blister on the skin.

By Stanley M. Zildo as quoted from his book 'First Aid, First Aid and How to Correct Handling of Emergency', the symptoms of minor burns in the form of a rash on the burn, mild swelling, pain but none were torn apart because of blistered skin.

When experienced or seen first-degree burns victims, first aid to do is:

1. Flush the burn wound with running water or compress with cold water. Do it until the pain disappears.

2. Close burns with sterile gauze to prevent infection.

3. Do not let the butter or oil on burns.

4. Do not give any medicine without doctor approval or potions.