Most burns are scalds from hot water or drinks. A few are from hot grease, heating grates, and cigarettes.
There are three degrees of burns:
For pain give acetaminophen every 4 hours or ibuprofen every 6 hours for at least 24 hours. Covering any open burn with ointment also usually greatly reduces the pain.
Note: Once the blisters break open, the dead skin needs to be wiped off with a wet washcloth or trimmed off with fine scissors. Otherwise, the hidden pockets become an ideal breeding ground for infections.
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