For burns or scalds, cool the burnt area with cold running tap water for at least 20 minutes (never use ice). Then cover with a sterile, non-stick dressing or a wet dressing and seek medical advice.
If clothes are on fire, first smother the flames with a woollen blanket or something similar or roll the person along the ground until the flames are extinguished.
Do not break blisters or apply lotions, ointments or creams.
Please note this information was correct at time of printing.
For up to date information, speak to your doctor.Source: Autumn 2004 Edition | Page 3
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