- Stop the burning process. Separate the victim from the heat source; if there are flames, smother them with a thick blanket or wet towel. Remove clothing and jewelry.
- Cool the burned area with lukewarm or cool water for up to 10 minutes.
- Cover the burned area with a clean, dry cloth—a sheet or pillowcase works well.
- Apply ice
- Spread butter, ointments or home remedies over the burn
- Break burn blisters
- If there are no blisters and the burn victim is alert and breathing normally, call your family doctor for instruction.
- If the burned area is blistered or bleeding, or if the burn victim is unconscious or is having trouble breathing, seek emergency medical treatment immediately or call 911.