Kitchen 911: Burns

Posted on 3/15/2010
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Dr. Oz wants you to create a safe zone around your stove. Learn to treat and prevent burns with Dr. Oz's dos and don'ts. To learn more about kitchen safety, visit 


First-degree burn:


  • Do run cold water over the burn for 10 minutes. Do apply aloe vera.
  • Don't apply ice. This could cause more trauma. 


Second-degree burn:


  • Do wash with gentle soap and water.
  • Don't apply butter. 


Third-degree burn:


  • Do call 911. Do apply a cool moist cloth to the burn. Do monitor your pulse. 
  • Don't use home remedies. Don't remove clothes stuck to burn; this could cause further trauma.