Burns on the Appalachian Trail

To treat minor burns, douse the affected area with cold water, apply aloe, moisturizer or lotion, and protect the burn by covering it with loosely wrapped sterile gauze bandage.

If the pain is severe, an over the counter pain reliever like Ibuprofen, Tylenol or aspirin will help. For good healing, keep the burn well-moistured and covered. Severe burns require medical attention.

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Steve Burge was the original founder of AppalachianTrail.com. He was a teacher for many years before starting a web development firm.
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