Health-Related Issues -- Burns


  • 1st degree - redness of skin with pain
  • 2nd degree - redness, pain, and blistered skin
  • 3rd degree - charred skin, pain, loss of tissue


  • seek immediate medical treatment for 3rd degree and large 2nd degree burns
  • rinse chemical burns under cold water for 10-15 minutes
  • immerse skin or apply cold water until pain stops
  • take ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain
  • do not break blisters
  • apply sterile non-stick pads
  • a tetanus booster may be needed if you have not had one within the past 5 years