Treating Minor Burns
- Cool the burn. Put a cool, wet compress on the burnt area until the pain subsides.
- Keep blisters intact. A blister that is fluid-filled protects against infection. If a blister breaks, wash the area with water (mild soap may be used). Apply an antibiotic ointment. But if a rash develops, stop using the ointment.
- Try to remove rings or other items that are tight from the burned area. Do this as quickly and gently as possible, before the area swells.
- Apply Lotion. To provide relief and prevent drying, apply a soothing lotion, such as one with aloe vera or a moisturizer, once the burn is completely cooled.
- Use a pain reliever over-the-counter, such as ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen sodium (Aleve) and acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
- Bandage the burn. Use a sterile gauze bandage (not fluffy cotton) to keep air off the burned skin, reduce pain, and protect the blistered skin.
Minor Burns Treatment in Chicago: Get It Here
Suffering from minor burns? At Little Village Immediate Care, we have a team of specialists that can help you alleviate the pain and get you treated for your minor burns. Leaving the wound untreated can cause long-term complications. It is best that you come into Little Village Immediate Care today to get your minor burns treatment in Chicago.
Remember you don’t have to make an appointment; walk-ins are always welcome at our clinic. Our friendly staff takes your injury seriously and will help your minor burns treated and get you on the path to recovery.