You can treat a superficial burn as minor, unless it involves large areas of the hands, feet, face, eyes, groin, buttocks, or a major joint. For these areas, or severe and extensive sunburn, see your doctor immediately.
You can treat a superficial partial-thickness burn as minor if it is no bigger than 2 to 3 inches in diameter. However, if the burned area is larger, or if the burn is on the hands, feet, face, eyes, groin, buttocks, or a major joint, seek medical attention immediately.
For more serious burns, like deep partial-thickness or full-thickness burns, seek medical attention immediately or call our helpline 0092 32715475.
For more serious burns, until an emergency unit arrives:
- Do not take off any clothing that is stuck to the burn
- Make sure the victim is not near or in contact with any smoldering materials, or exposed to further smoke or heat
- Do not soak the burn in water, but you can cover the area with a cool moist sterile bandage or clean cloth
- As with any severe injury, make sure the person is breathing and administer CPR (if necessary)