If your child appears to be in shock, call 911.
There are three different types of burn: thermal (fire), chemical and electrical, and three degrees of burn:
You can treat most first- and small second-degree burns at home. Any third-degree burn needs medical attention right away. Call 911 or get your child to a hospital emergency room without delay.
Do not apply ice, butter, creams, lotions or similar items to any burn.
Call your health care provider for an appointment if:
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic