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Summer First Aid - How To Treat Barbecue Burns

Summer First Aid - How To Treat Barbecue Burns

As the delightful aroma of sizzling barbecue fills the air, it's easy to get caught up in the joy of outdoor cooking. However, accidents can happen, and barbecue burns are a common occurrence. Whether you accidentally touch a hot grill surface or get splattered with hot oil, it's important to know how to treat barbecue burns promptly and effectively. Also, it is extremely important that Children are kept at a distance from the Barbecue at all times!

We want you to be prepared for this summer and to enjoy a safe BBQ.In this 'How To', we'll explore essential tips for treating barbecue burns.

Summer First Aid - How To Treat Barbecue Burns

How To Treat BBQ Burns :

  1. Cool the burn: Run the burn area under cold water for at least 10 minutes until pain is relieved. We know that can seem a long time but it is the most important thing you can do. When you are burnt, your skin is essentially ‘cooking’ and placing the burn under cold water will stop this process.

  2. Remove jewellery: Swelling could occur to burnt area and jewellery could impede circulation if not removed.

  3. Remove clothing: Burned skin tends to swell, make sure to carefully remove loose clothing, but do not pull if any signs of being stuck.

  4. Apply a soothing cream or gel: These products can help soothe the burn, reduce pain, and minimise the risk of infection.

  5. Do not burst blisters as this can increase the risk of infection.

  6. Apply sterile burns dressing that will not stick. Cling film can be used, discard first two turns, then apply length ways over burn to not wrap around tightly.

Always seek medical advice if you have any uncertainty or if:

  1. The casualty is a child

  2. The burn is larger than 1-inch square

  3. The burn goes all the way around a limb

  4. Any part of the burn appears to be full thickness

  5. The burn involves hands, feet, genitals or face



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