Infographic - Burns and scalds to children in 2018 - Children's Burns Trust

Burns and scalds to children in 2018

7071

Children were burned or scalded in 2018

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: 2847

2 - 4 years: 1762

5 - 14 years: 1701

15 - 19 years: 761

Top Sources

Tea/coffee cup

Electric hob

Hair straighteners

Kettle spills

Top Areas

Bedroom

4

Kitchen

1

Living room

2

Garden

3

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.

 

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