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How To Treat Burns, Cuts and Stings — Your Essential Summer Guide

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 26, 2018

Summer barbecues, outdoor games, and soaking in the sun mean more accidents and injuries. Here are essential tips on how to treat burns, cuts, and stings, what to keep in your first aid kit, and how to get the most out of your summer lovin’ fun.

How to Treat Burns

It’s not uncommon for summer barbecuing and sunbathing to lead to accidental burns. To avoid bigger problems down the road, take care of burns right away with the following steps. See More

How Do I Treat a Burn? 8 Steps to Avoid Common Mistakes

Dr. Sharon Orrange - May 14, 2015

Follow these steps to help heal a burn and avoid making it worse:

  1. Cooling is the first step. Ideally, you can find a cooled saline-soaked gauze but cooled or room temperature water is more practical; this is your starting point. A common mistake people make is putting ice on the burn, don’t do this.
  2. Gentle cleansing with mild soap and water are fine here. You could also use saline wound wash if you have it.
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