Infographic - Burns and scalds to children in 2021 - Children's Burns Trust

Burns and scalds to children in 2021

7661

Children were burned or scalded in 2021

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: 3361

2 - 4 years: 2055

5 - 14 years: 2066

15 - 19 years: 179

Top Sources

Tea/coffee cup

Electric hob

Hot liquid spill

Kettle spills

Top Areas

Bathroom

4

Bedroom

3

Kitchen

1

Living room

2

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 Nottingham

4 Newcastle upon Tyne

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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