/ Contact burns
Contact burns (for example on a hand touching hot oven) usually do not affect large areas. However, the depth of the burn can be a serious concern.
With running cold tap water or wet clean cloth, for instance handkerchief, sheet or towel
As soon as possible after the injury
At least 20 minutes
Using ice for cooling – risk of deepening the burn
Cooling a child by putting him or her in cold water may lead to a high risk of hypothermia.
Cooling with water from natural sources (lake, river) can cause infections
The non-for-profit association “Bolíto” (standing for “It hurts”) provides assistance to child burn victims, mainly in terms of psychosocial support. It was founded in 2003 by Lenka Šetelíková, head nurse, and Robert Zajíček, chief physician, from the Burn Clinic at Vinohrady University Hospital in Prague. Five years ago, the photographer Jarmila Štuková joined the team; she is mainly involved in creating prevention and awareness-raising campaigns