Immerse burned area immediately in cold water for 5 to 10 minutes then intermittently for another 10 or 15 minutes. This helps prevent blisters. Wash with soap and dry. Apply herbal salve or raw honey. Honey is a soothing antiseptic and has healing properties. First degree burns are superficial like a sunburn; second degree burns develop blisters; third degree burns penetrate deeper and can destroy nerve tissue. If burns are third degree, cover a large area, have a charred appearance or become infected, see a physician. To remove melted substances such as tar or plastic, use ice water.
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