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If you have a burn, rinse the area under cool (not cold) water for 10 to 15 minutes. Or place a cool cloth on the burn for the same length of time. See your doctor if any large blisters form. Go to the emergency room right away if you have any major burns.

From: How Should I Clean a Wound? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Intermountain Healthcare: “Chronic Wounds.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cuts and Scrapes: First Aid,” “Burns: First Aid.”

Familydoctor.org: “First Aid: Cuts, Scrapes, and Stitches.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Skin Injury.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Intermountain Healthcare: “Chronic Wounds.”

Mayo Clinic: “Cuts and Scrapes: First Aid,” “Burns: First Aid.”

Familydoctor.org: “First Aid: Cuts, Scrapes, and Stitches.”

Seattle Children’s Hospital: “Skin Injury.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 30, 2019

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