A kitchen burn from steam, hot liquids or direct contact with the burner or pot may be mild or severe.
- A first-degree burn does not blister the skin.
- Second-degree burns blister, while third-degree burns blister and burn all the way down to the muscles and bone.
- A critical burn includes any burn covering a large area of the body or a burn all the way down to the bone. If the victim has a third degree burn, or is over 60 years old, call for medical assistance.
- Apply cold running water, not ice-water, to cool a first or second degree burn; ice-water increases body heat loss and damages affected tissues.
- Cover the area with cool, damp cloths instead of immersing the area with water if it is a second or third degree burn covering a large area – immersion could cause a steep drop in body temperature and blood pressure.
- Continue to treat the burn with cold water until the pain goes away.
- Apply the Natural Balance Burn Gel directly to the burned area for fast relief of pain and to prevent infection. The essential oils and herbs used in soothing cool burn gel are well known for their strong anti-viral, anti-bacterial, pain- relieving, soothing and healing properties.
Benefits of Burn Gel
- Emergency care of, Burn wounds and Scalds.
- Soothing and healing.
- Pain relieving.
Every Kitchen should have a tube of Burn Gel at all times – rather be safe than sorry!