It’s hard to know when to seek medical attention for a burn. Even a small, relatively minor burn can be painful, and can lead to infection. It’s often difficult to determine the size and severity of chemical and electrical burns since sometimes the burning can be internal.
The most important tip – WHEN IN DOUBT, SEEK MEDICAL HELP!
Here are some more tips from the Burn Institute
When To Call For Medical Help:
Burns are often more serious than they first appear. For burn emergencies, call 9-1-1.
If you determine that you don’t need to seek medical help, here are some tips on treating a superficial burn that only covers a small area of the body.
Call your doctor if you need further information or assistance for:
If you call an ambulance and are awaiting medical help for a more severe burn, follow these steps.