Tips

  • Store Burn Cream MD® in easily accessible areas where burns happen- First Aid Kit, kitchen, garage, bathroom, grilling area and campfires.
  • Always have a fire extinguisher handy in the kitchen
  • Assume all serving dishes coming out of a microwave are hot.
  • Use extreme care when removing lids off pots to avoid steam burns
  • If an oven fire occurs, close the door and allow flames to dissipate as the lack of oxygen with help put out the fire.
  • Smoke alarms should be installed on every floor of the house , tested monthly and  batteries changed annually.
  • Be aware  of the dangers of day-old campfires and fire pits  as their embers are known  to cause burns.

Burn Facts

The majority of campfire injuries occur in children younger than 7 years. Nearly 70% of these burn injuries are caused by contact with embers rather than flames.

References:
Maguina P, et al. The circle of safety: a campfire burn prevention campaign expanding nationwide. J Burn Care Rehabil 2004;25:124-7.
Antonoff M et al. Pediatric Burn Injuries From Day-Old Campfires:A Highly Morbid and Preventable Problem.J Burn Care Res 2011;633-637.

Helpful resources:
American Burn Association
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)