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1 University Chemical Hygiene Plan 2010 p B URNS J ANUARY 24, 2012

2 C LASSIFICATION

3 First-degree burns can be treated as minor unless they cover large areas of the body Second-degree burns can be treated also as minor if the burn is no bigger than 2-3 in in diameter If a second-degree burn involves the eyes, face, feet or a major joint, seek medical attention immediately (x6000) For more serious burns, seek medical attention immediately (x6000) C ARE G UIDELINES

4 Cool the burn with running water or a cold damp cloth Cover the burn with a sterile gauze or a clean cloth Take a pain reliever, like acetaminophen Once the burn is completely cooled you can use a moisturizer to prevent drying and to make the area more comfortable F IRST A ID FOR M INOR B URNS

5 D ON ’ TS Do not use ice, since this may result in more damage Do not use butter, grease, oils or ointments Do not use a fluffy cloth such as a towel or blanket Do not break or pop blisters, as this may result in an infection


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