How to prevent skin burns?

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The best way to treat anything is to prevent it from happening! By following tips given below one can prevent the burns at home. Always remember prevention is better than cure.

  • Keep lit candles, diyas, matches, and lighters out of the reach of children
  • Never smoke when sleepy, after taking sedatives or sleeping pills, or after drinking alcohol
  • Keep hot foods and drinks, irons, hot utensils away from the edge of counters and tables
  • Check electrical plugs and cords regularly
  • When not in use keep appliances unplugged
  • When working with a hot liquid, keep your child safely away from the source
  • If you have a toddler or small child at home, avoid using a tablecloth. The child may pull the tablecloth, hot objects might fall on them
  • Teach your family members to identify exits in public places in case of a fire. Also, practice your exit strategy at home and teach them how to put out a fire
  • Keep your child at a safe distance from the source when cooking with hot oil or frying
  • When cooking, keep pot handles turned inward on the stove top and away from the edge of the stove
  • If you use a microwave to heat your child’s food, test the temperature before giving it to your child
  • Do not hold your child if you are carrying hot utensils
  • Check the water temperature with your hand before placing a child or infant in a bathtub
  • If you park your car on a hot day cover car seats and seat belts with a cloth or towel

Issued in public interest by Dolburn

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