Burns and scalds to children in 2016
Children were burned or scalded in 2016
This figure only relates to the more serious burns and scalds - it does not include the thousands seen by A&E departments
BREAKDOWN OF BURNS AND SCALDS BY AGE:
0 - 2 years: 3081
2 - 4 years: 1715
5 - 14 years: 1672
15 - 19 years: 169
First aid Advice
1. COOL the burn with running cold tap water for 20 minutes and remove all clothing and jewellery (unless it is melted or firmly stuck to the wound).
2. CALL for help: 999, 111 or local GP for advice.
3. COVER with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. Make sure the patient is kept warm.
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