First aid and treatment of minor burns

@article{Hudspith2004FirstAA,
  title={First aid and treatment of minor burns},
  author={Jackie Hudspith and Sukh S. Rayatt},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={328},
  pages={1487 - 1489}
}
Some 250 000 burns occur annually in the United Kingdom. About 90% of these are minor and can be safely managed in primary care. Most of these will heal regardless of treatment, but the initial care can have a considerable influence on the cosmetic outcome. All burns should be assessed by taking an adequate history and examination. The aims of first aid should be to stop the burning process, cool the burn, provide pain relief, and cover the burn. ![][1] A superficial scald suitable for… 

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