There are a variety of burn injuries that can affect patients, and our team at the iCare ER & Urgent Care in Frisco and Fort Worth, TX are prepared to treat many different types and severity. In our urgent care we see minor burns or otherwise known as first-degree burns, the mildest, usually cause redness, swelling, and pain. These are surface burns that generally will heal within a few days to a week. Because iCare offers both ER & Urgent Care all in one facility, our team of board certified physicians and registered nurses will assess your condition and provided treatment options to get you feeling better faster!
Treating minor burns
For minor burns:
- Cool the burn. Hold the area under cool (not cold) running water for about 10 minutes. If the burn is on the face, apply a cool, wet cloth until the pain eases. For a mouth burn from hot food or drink, put a piece of ice in the mouth for a few minutes.
- Remove rings or other tight items from the burned area.Try to do this quickly and gently, before the area swells.
- Don’t break blisters. Blisters help protect against infection. If a blister does break, gently clean the area with water and apply an antibiotic ointment.
- Apply lotion. For mild burns like a sun burn, you may apply a lotion, such as one with aloe vera or cocoa butter. This helps prevent drying and provides relief.
- Bandage the burn. Cover the burn with a clean bandage. Wrap it loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin. Bandaging keeps air off the area, reduces pain and protects blistered skin.
- If needed, take a nonprescription pain reliever, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others), naproxen sodium (Aleve) or acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
Seeking Treatment + What To Expect
When you seek care at iCare Emergency Room and Urgent Care, patients receive a free medical screening evaluation to assess your condition and symptoms and assign you to the appropriate department. For minor illnesses our team can help identify and treat many the symptoms in urgent care. If your condition is more severe or life threatening, we are able to treat you in our ER or transfer your to a local hospital. Your treatment team will evaluate your medical history performing a physical exam and any additional laboratory testing that is needed and create a treatment plan including administering medications as needed in order to help you feel better sooner! Next time you become in need of emergency or urgent care, visit one of our convenient DFW locations.