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Burns in children can be caused by a number of different things including fires, contact with hot objects such as radiators, hot liquids such as hot drinks, sunburn, extreme cold, corrosive chemicals and electric shocks.
The advice below should help you decide whether your child’s burn requires further help or
whether it can be managed by yourself at home.
If your child has any of the following:
You need urgent help
Go to the nearest A&E or phone 999
Please commence the following first aid:
You need to contact a clinician today
Call NHS 111 – dial 111, contact your GP or go to your nearest Urgent Care Centre / Minor Injury Unit
If none of the above features are present
Continue providing your child’s care at home – see below for tips on managing burns at home.
If you are still concerned about your child please speak to your local pharmacist or call NHS 111.
What to do immediately if your child has a burn:
Caring for burns at home: