October 2018 - Children's Burns Trust

Burns and scalds to children in October 2018

479

Children were burned or scalded in October 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: 233

2 - 4 years: 119

5 - 14 years: 110

15 - 19 years: 17

Top Sources

Tea/Coffee Spills

Electric Hob

Hair Straighteners

Radiator

Top Areas

Bedroom

3

Bathroom

4

Kitchen

1

Living Room

2

1 Manchester

2 Bristol

3 Wakefield

4 Leeds

1
2
3
4

Top Activities

Child's 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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