2017 Children's Burns Data | The Children's Burns Trust

Burns and scalds to children in 2017

7502

Children were burned or scalded in 2017

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: 3130

2 - 4 years: 1731

5 - 14 years: 1769

15 - 19 years: 872

Top Sources

Cup of tea or coffee

Electric hob

Hair straighteners

Iron or clothes press

Top Areas

Bedroom

3

Kitchen

1

Living Room

2

Garden

4

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 Newcastle upon Tyne

4 Oldham

1
2
3
4

Top Activities

Play & Exploration

Food Preparation

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.

4. Visit www.cbtrust.org.uk for more information.

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