Burns: Caring for your child's burn at home after discharge from the hospital

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Learn how to help your child's burn injury heal when your child comes home from the hospital.

Key points

  • Keep your child's skin clean and replace gauze dressings.
  • Protect your child's skin from heat, cold, and sunlight.
  • Be sure to follow the instructions on how to clean and wear pressure garments.
  • Serve your child foods that are high in protein and energy.
  • Your child can do all the activities they did before the injury.
  • Make sure you go back to the hospital for your child's follow-up appointment.
Last updated: September 19th 2013