First aid

For optimal first aid instructions, first identify the type of burn injury. If you are unsure, select ‘all burns’ or call 000 to seek guidance from emergency services.

Thermal Burns

Thermal burns result from making contact with heated objects, such as boiling water, steam or fire.

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Chemical Burns

Chemical burns are caused by contact with a corrosive substance like an acid or other types of harsh chemicals.

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Electrical Burns

Electrical burns are caused by contact with electricity.

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Bitumen Burns

Bitumen burn results from direct skin contact with hot or molten bitumen.

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Frostbite is an injury caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues.

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Paediatric Burns

Seek assistance from the Royal Children’s Hospital website.

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