You suffered burns? Always see a surgeon!
- Remove jewellery from the burnt area, e.g. your wedding ring from your finger – when the swelling grows the pressure may result in ischemia and/or necrosis of the finger.
- Place the burnt part of your body under a stream of running cold water for about 20 minutes.
- Put on an aseptic/clean dressing.
- Raise your limb, e.g. on a sling.