Procedures which must not be used

  • Do not use conventional cotton (which is hydrophilic), as it adheres to the wound.
  • Do not apply fatty dressings or traditional remedies to the wound (oil, butter, potato etc.): these have no therapeutic benefits and may be a source of infection.
  • Avoid alcohol-containing disinfectants which are aggravating factors.
  • Do not pierce blisters as these protect the burn from contact with air and bacteria.
  • Do not remove clothing which is adhering to the burned skin.