Burns Treatments Dos and Don’ts

DO seek medical advice if:

  • The burn is larger than 1-inch square
  • The casualty is a child
  • The burn goes all the way around a limb
  • Any part of the burn appears to be full thickness
  • The burn involves hands, feet, genitals or the face
  • You are not sure


  • Burst blisters
  • Touch the burn
  • Apply lotions, ointments or fats
  • Apply adhesive tapes or dressings
  • Remove clothing that has stuck to the burn
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