Minor burns on hands, fingers and skin are extremely common while we go on in our days. While most of these burns can be treated at home, some can be quite serious and life-threatening and need immediate medical attention.
Minor burns, also known as first degree burns, damage only the epidermis or the top layer of the skin and cause redness, swelling and are quite painful. They are non-invasive in nature. Second degree burns have big blisters, are invasive, and more painful. Third degree burn has the white flesh exposed, has a leathery look and is the most serious of all. Healing time depends on the extent of the burn. Only first degree burns should be treated at home. To know what to put on a minor burn, it is always a good idea to keep in mind the cause of the burn. While an iron burn is quite harmless, in case of a steam burn, you should carefully check the burnt area to see if the flesh is showing because these being more serious, consulting the doctor is always a better idea.