Emergency Tactics

Severe Burn

What happens: Your child's skin will change color and become either red, pale, or charred. His skin may or may not have blisters.

What to do: Place a clean, cool cloth gently over the burn. Cover him with a clean sheet and blanket for warmth before taking him to the emergency room.

What not to do: Don't put ice, butter, or any cream or ointment on the burn.

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