Cool the burn
Hold the burned area under cold running water for 15 minutes or immerse it in cold water or cool it with cold compresses. DON'T PUT ICE ON THE BURN.
Once a burn is totally cooled, apply an aloe vera lotion, a triple antibiotic ointment or a moisturizer. Cover the burn along with a sterile gauze bandage. Don't use fluffy cotton that might irritate the skin. Wrap the gauze loosely to prevent putting pressure on burned skin. Provide an over-thecounter pain reliever.
Warning: DOES NOT USE ICE. PUTTING ICE DIRECTLY ON A BURN CAN CAUSE FROSTBITE, FURTHER DAMAGING YOUR SKIN.
For main burns, call for emergency medical assistance. Until an emergency unit arrives and follows these steps:
1. DO NOT REMOVE BURNT CLOTHING. Therefore, do make sure the victim is no longer in contact with smouldering materials or exposed to heat or smoke.
2. Make sure in which the victim is breathing. While breathing has stopped or you suspect in which the person's airway is blocked, try to clear the airway and, if essential, carry out artificial respiration. COVER THE AREA OF THE BURN. Use a cool, moist sterile bandage or clean cloth.