First aid for burns steam

Immediately after a burn is necessary to remove tissue from the damaged areas: for example, take off clothes or roll up sleeves if you burned your hand. If the fabric is stuck to the skin, not spirite her. In some cases it becomes necessary to cut clothes, so as not to aggravate the situation. Then the damaged area should be treated with a gentle stream of cool water, to make it to the snow or ice. Note: rubbing the skin in any case impossible. The cold will help to ease the pain and in addition serve as anti-inflammatory "tool". To enhance the effect, you can additionally drink a pain reliever. To water skin with water or apply it to the snow and ice every 10-15 minutes. Another option is to make a weak, mild compression that will not constrict the body.

If the burn is not too strong, gently wipe the damaged area with a cotton swab dipped in vodka or alcohol strength not more than 33%, and then apply a special ointment or spray for burns, and apply a sterile dressing. Apply pressure to the skin, hard to RUB it in any case impossible.

It is important to remember about the main prohibitions relating to the provision of first aid for burns steam. In any case, do not lubricate the damaged area of body butter, including sea buckthorn – it will only exacerbate the situation. It is strongly recommended not to touch the burn with dirty hands. If the skin blisters, that when burned by steam quite often, it is not necessary to cut, puncture, trying to tear off the top layer of the skin.

Additional steps when burned by steam

If the burn was strong, until the arrival of the ambulance it is recommended to drink a special solution: in a liter of water to dissolve 1 tsp salt and 0.5 tsp soda and mix well. Drink the solution frequently, but slowly, in small SIPS.

Unfortunately, there are cases when the steam burn the affected eye. This may occur, for example, if a man lean over the closed pot of boiling broth and open the lid. Because people in these situations are automatically closed his eyes, the main "blow" take forever. Of course, in this case, you must immediately call a doctor, but before his arrival, you can use sintomitsinovoy ointment, gently putting it on damaged skin, drip into eyes chloramphenicol and apply a sterile dressing. In no case do not RUB the eyes – it will only worsen the situation and cause pain.