Burns and scalds
Many severe burns and scalds affect babies and young children. The following advicecan help reduce the likelihood of your child having a serious accident.
Burns and scalds are damage to the skin caused by heat. Both are treated in the same way.
Appropriate first aid must be used to treat any burns or scalds as soon as possible. This will limit the amount of damage to your skin.
How long it takes to recover from a burn or scald depends on how serious it is and how it is treated.
Burns and scalds can sometimes lead to further problems, including shock, heat exhaustion, infection and scarring.
Many severe burns and scalds affect babies and young children. The following advice can help reduce the chances of your child having a serious accident.