SABC - During a class about burn treatment a student relates a story about using butter to cool a burn. How should you respond?

Answer Butter contains proteins which could encourage infection. You should only cool the burn with water, then keep the tissue moist under a sterile gauze.

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Which type of burn requires immediate medical treatment due to the location of the burn?

face, hands and feet, genitaliaFace, Hands & feet, genitalia, (all the above)

Can you put butter on a burn?

No, because it can cause the burn to get infected. Usually if the skin is not opened, a cool wet compress is best. Do not break open the blisters, because they act as a biological dressing. Do not ... Read More »

“Is it smart to put butter on a burn?

No, this is a wives tale, but it is probably not harmful. For small burns (say less than 1/2 size of your palm), that are only red of maybe a little blistered, over the counter first aid cream and... Read More »

Which story begins It was a pleasure to burn?

Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. The first line of the novel is referencing the firemen's attitude toward burning books and the houses that shelter them.