Minor burns are quite common and can be treated on site. In the past, we were advised to rinse them with cold water, but the current recommendation is to use lukewarm water instead or, for example, Cederroth’s Burn Gel products.
Burns are an injury to the skin that are caused following contact with fire, heat, electricity, radiation and certain chemicals. No matter how they are caused, rapid treatment is important to limit the injury and to stop it from getting worse. Cederroth’s Burn Gel products can be used when you do not have immediate access to water. They are portable, which means that they are immediately available.
Rapid treatment is extremely important. Minor injuries are cooled with lukewarm water, not cold water as was previously thought, for at least 15 minutes. If there are any blisters, they must be kept intact, but check to make sure the fluid does not become cloudy. If it does or if you develop a fever, you must always contact a doctor.