Children constantly have to learn something new, to touch, to understand how to operate all appliances in the house. Sooner or later, the queue can reach up to iron. Is mom only to turn away for a second, and the baby touched the hot iron and got a burn.

How to determine the degree of the burn?

Burns received from contact with a hot iron, called a thermal. Depending on the damage to the skin there are several degrees of severity: the first (on the skin redness and swelling of tissues), the second (some time after burns appear on the skin bubbles with the liquid), the third (damaged all layers of the skin), fourth (charring, damage not only the skin but also tendons, muscles and bones).

From contact with the iron young children are more likely to receive burns first and second degree, but it is important to take into account the area of burnt surface.

First aid to a child with the burn hand iron

As soon as the baby got burned, he should immediately provide first aid. Just want to warn you what not to do: to touch the affected areas of the hands, it will not only increase pain, but can cause infection, use creams, ointments, oils, iodine, Zelenka for lubricating skin burned his hands. Forbidden to open the bubble, RUB the burns with cotton wool and use a band-aid.

As soon as the baby burned his hand, the damaged area will need to hold under running cold water for at least 5 minutes. Water will reduce the pain and help the baby to calm down. To the burn site hands you can also apply some ice cubes wrapped in a bandage. But if the bubble, soak a burn is strictly forbidden!

To avoid the emergence of a bubble, you should immediately after touching the iron, grease the hand of the child Panthenol. To reduce the pain and discomfort doctors recommend giving analgesics. To medical care the affected area of the hands should be covered with a bandage soaked in a solution of potassium permanganate or furatsilina, this will help to avoid infection and other negative consequences.

If the burn hands strong, you should immediately contact a doctor or call an ambulance. Remember, only a specialist can properly determine the degree of the burn and prescribe the right treatment. To help the child only if the first degree burns and a small area. In other cases, self-medication can cause infection and blood poisoning.