These are most common within the home and, not surprisingly, it is usually in the kitchen that most events occur.
The kitchen has many potential hazards such as boiling kettles or saucepans of food cooking on the hob. You can purchase hob guards which can help prevent a child pulling a pan off the stove. Flexes for kettles should be tucked away and not left dangling. Hot drinks should be out of reach of young children.
Of course, it’s not just children who can suffer from a minor burn – it can be adults too! For example, when ironing or taking food out of a hot oven.
Superficial burns can be very painful, so it is important to cool down the area as quickly as possible. Plunge the area into cold water, or hold under a cold running tap for a few minutes, until the pain has subsided. Applying Sudocrem can also help to soothe the sore and tender skin.
Always read the label.