What to do in case of burns and scalds?
Cool the affected areas of skin under running tap water (lukewarm approx. 20° C) for approx. 10 minutes. It relieves the pain and prevents the burn from going deeper into the skin. Do not cool with ice! This will later lead to increased blood circulation and more pain, or even cold damage.
If hot liquid has gotten onto clothing, the shower head should be held between clothing and skin until the scalded skin has cooled down. Only then remove the clothing. Scalded clothing should not be removed. Immediately remove the child's soaked clothing, including the diaper. Wet, non-fluffy cloths can be placed on burns. Then cover the affected parts of the body with sterile bandages or clean cloths.
Immediately disconnect the circuit in the event of a power violation.
Attention. Do not prick burn blisters. Do not apply flour, powder, oil, creams, ointments or butter. This promotes afterburning and wound infections.
When to go to the hospital or call the emergency doctor?
With infants and young children in any case, otherwise for larger wounds. If the face, neck, hands, genitals and the flexor folds of the joints are affected, your child must necessarily go to the hospital.