Wellness Tip: Take proper care of burns
June 19, 2015
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