Almost every home has potential hazards for burns. With young children, there are even more hazards as they are naturally very curious. Therefore they would touch or grab items within their reach even if it might not be safe to do so. However, injuries like burns can easily be avoidable.
In addition to keeping a close eye on your children at all times, it is also important to ensure any item that could potentially cause burns are out of reach. In this article, Dr Dave Ong has listed out the common types of burns in children and precautions you can take to prevent these types of injuries from taking place. He also has a quick guide on how to administer first aid for burns.
If your child did accidentally burn themselves, do not panic. Follow this quick guide on how to administer basic first aid for burns. Do note that if your child is severely burned, call 995 immediately. If you are in doubt or not sure about administering first aid, it is best to seek medical attention.
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