A burn is an injury to the skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. A scald happens when the injury is caused by hot liquids. Most burns affect only the skin. Rarely, deeper tissues, such as muscle, bone, and blood vessels can also be injured.
Minor burns may be treated at home with first soothing the burn with cool running water and then applying an antiseptic burn cream like BURNOL.
For more serious burns or scalds, the affected person has to be taken to the hospital to control the pain, apply dressing and to give antibiotics.
In cases where there are severe, life threatening or electrical burns, the victim will have to be taken to a specialised burns center for advanced care.
In case of burns caused by hazardous chemicals, electrical current or ionizing radiation, contact the nearest Apollo Emergency immediately.