Tea and Coffee Spills are the Main Causes of Burns to Children

Burns and scalds to children in May 2018

574

Children were burned or scalded in May 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: 238

2 - 4 years: 173

5 - 14 years: 152

15 - 19 years: 11

Top Sources

Tea/Coffee Cup

Electric Hob

BBQ

Hair Straighteners

Top Areas

Bedroom

4

Kitchen

1

Living Room

3

Garden/ Yard

2

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 Wakefield

4 City of London

1
2
3
4

Top Activities

Child 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. CLICK HERE for more information.

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