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First aid for burns and scalds

If your child suffers a serious burn or scald, call triple zero (000) for an ambulance. You might also have to provide first aid since it’s important to treat them quickly. Learn more about first aid for burns here.

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Preventing burns and scalds

Children can be burned by lots of different hot and cold things, but there are precautions you can to reduce your risk of this happening - here are some tips on what to do to make them safe.

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Fire, electrical safety and children - NT.GOV.AU

Find out how to keep your child safe from electricity and fires in your home.

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Burns: how to treat - myDr

A burn is an injury to the body's tissue resulting from heat, chemicals, electricity or sunlight. Read about first aid for burns.

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Hot water burns

Scalds and burns from hot water can happen at bath time, as the result of a spilled cup of tea or coffee or during mealtimes when a hot stove, pots or pans can cause a burn.

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First aid for burns and scalds: children | Raising Children Network

First aid for burns and scalds starts with checking how bad the burn is. If you’re not sure, get medical help. Also treat the burn with cool running water.

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First aid for burns & scalds: in pictures | Raising Children Network

Burns and scalds need immediate first aid. This includes treating the burn with cool running water. You might need to call an ambulance or seek medical help.

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Burns prevention: children | Raising Children Network

This essential guide has tips for burns prevention, including keeping children away from fires, heat and hot surfaces inside and outside your home.

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Burn or scald

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Burns and scalds - children - Better Health Channel

Most hot tap water scald injuries to children happen in the bathroom.

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