Burns and scalds

Knowing what to do



Treat the burn or scald straight after the accident by running under cold water for 20 minutes.


2Do not use creams, lotions or ointments on the burn or scald.


3For small burns take your child to the Practice Nurse or Urgent Care Centre. For large or facial burns you should go to A&E.

If you are still worried, contact your GP out-of-hours service. If you cannot get help straight away go to the Accident and Emergency Department.