Burn injuries occur relatively often in the average American home. Whether they are caused by touching a hot pan or a curling iron, minor burns can be easily remedied with the help of a few household items. The following tips are not intended to substitute for the advice or care of a medical professional. If you have sustained serious burns, or burns that take up a large portion of your body, seek emergency assistance immediately.

If you or someone you know has suffered from a burn injury that was caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, they may be liable for your damages. Contact our Oklahoma burn injury attorneys at the Abel Law Firm to discuss your grounds for filing a claim. Call (405) 239-7046 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Home Remedies

When your skin comes into contact with an exceptionally hot surface, you will likely suffer from a minor burn injury. When this occurs, you should:

  • Immediately remove the source of heat
  • Place the burn injury under cool water to decrease. Failure to cool off the skin will result in a more serious injury, as your skin will continue to “cook” otherwise.
  • Avoid very cold water or ice. While you might want to get the coldest treatment possible, immediately applying very cold water can actually shock the burned cells and cause lasting damage.
  • Apply Aloe Vera, if accessible. This is a common remedy for burns, including sunburns. Calendula oil or mustard can also help ease pain

Once the pain has subsided, apply a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent infection. Minor burns should heal in one to two weeks. If pain worsens, consult a healthcare provider immediately.

Contact Us

If you have been the victim of a burn injury, contact the Oklahoma burn injury attorneys of the Abel Law Firm today by calling (405) 239-7046.

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The Journal Record 2023 Reader Rankings - Top Winner - Abel Law Firm - Best Peronal Injury Law Firm

Oklahomans across the state have recognized the Abel Law Firm's unique heritage as a statewide institution. Founded by Ed Abel, and today led by his son, Luke Abel, our personal injury law firm has become synonymous with empathy, compassion, and the highest professional performance serving our neighbors. Our family has sought to leave a profound impact upon the State of Oklahoma. We appreciate that former Governor Mary Fallin recognized that dedication when she declared May 1st "Ed Abel Day."

To be named Oklahoma's Best Personal Injury Law Firm is humbling. We are grateful to have won this prestigious honor. We work every day to earn the trust of those we serve: Oklahoma families who are facing some of the most difficulty days of their lives due to the negligence of others. It is our intention and resolve to continue to be deserving of the faith Oklahomans have placed in our family's law firm. Thank you!

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