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The first step in case of domestic accidents. What to do when you’re cutting or scalding

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The most common in the household are burns caused by hot liquids and vapors, irons or open flames, and electric burns caused by electric shock. In case of first and second degree burns (minor burns), the first step is to cool the affected area with cold water for at least 5 minutes, then wrap it with sterile gauze and take an analgesic.

In case of grade III and IV burns (major burns), remove the victim from the source of the burn, check for vital signs and then call 112. You are not allowed to remove burnt clothing or cool the affected area with cold water, as there is risk of shock. Use a sterile damp bandage or damp towels.

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