Hi! My name is Average Joe, and I'm here to tell you about kitchen safety! In particular, Fires and Minor Burns.
Fire, as you may guess, fire is VERY dangerous. However, in our kitchen we use electric ovens, lessening the chance of a fire; But this still is dangerous! However, in this comic, we will be discussing MINOR BURNS, also known as First Degree Burns.
The first thing to do once you get burned is to ASSESS THE DAMAGE. If the skin is red, swollen, and painful to the touch, this is the first-degree burn. This can be caused by brief exposure to hot objects, minor scalds, or minor sunburns. If you have a minor burn, remove tight accessories like jewelry, watches, and gloves, and put your hand under cool (not cold) flowing water for 10-15 minutes, or until the pain subsides. If you still feel pain, use aloe vera or an over-the-counter pain reliever.
If the burn is intensely painful, red, blotchy, and blistery, then you have a second-degree burn. Treat this similarly to a minor burn. If the pain continues, call emergency services and put a wet, cool towel on the burn. While the emergency services make their way to the school, try to get the student to the nurse (she knows what to do!)
Now you know how to treat minor burns. However, even with this knowledge, remember to always be safe and responsible near hot objects. Better safe then sorry!