How can I clean a burn wound?

Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine
Univ. of Nev. School of Medicine, Family Medicine

The best way to clean a burn wound is to place the burned area under cool running water. The cool water will help with the burn, and the running water will help wash away debris. If you need further medical assistance for the burn, just cover it loosely with a clean dressing while you get to a doctor.

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