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Wellness Tip: Take proper care of burns

Summer fun is filled with outdoor activities that include barbecues, camping and campfires. Accidents happen and burns may occur. In the event of a burn smaller than the size of a quarter, rinse it under cool tap water for 20 minutes and wrap loosely with dry gauze secured with tape.

Be sure to watch for signs of infection like: pain, pus, redness or swelling. Be sure to seek medical attention or go to the emergency department for burned skin that is charred, smells singed or covers a larger part of the body or is numb to the touch.

Janet Lott, RN

Diabetes and Wellness Coordinator, The Memorial Hospital at Craig


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