Burn is one of the common accident injury in childhood. So discussing the first aid for a burn becomes important


  • Remove the child away from the substance which has caused burn
  • Wash the burned area of skin under tap water for 10 minutes
  • Apply some antiseptic ointment [ Soframycin,T bact ,Betadiene or Neomycin] on the effected area
  • Give one dose of paracetamol to relieve pain
  • Consult a doctor so that he can judge the severity of burn


  • Applying toothpaste , turmeric or coffee on the burned area is not advised as none of the things are sterile and can cause infection of the skin
  • Tying clothes on the burned area, again increases the chances of infection of the effected area