Burn alert – here is a must-have product for your first aid box
Results of a recent study of burn injuries show that more than half of ambulance call-outs relating to burn injuries involve children less than 15 years of age and of these 70 per cent are infants younger than two.
WaterJel Technologies, manufacturers of a range of emergency burn treatment gels, dressings and bandages used by hospitals and emergency services around the world, offers this advice for the first aid treatment of burns in the home:
Sterile WaterJel dressings ready-soaked in Burn Jel can be used over burnt clothing or even over hot fat or oil as the Burn Jel will soak through to the burn and start the process of cooling, relieving the pain and easing the subsequent removal of clothing by medical personnel.
For more minor burns, apply a generous layer of Burn Jel to the affected area. Do not rub in. Leave on for at least 30 minutes and reapply as often as necessary.
The WaterJel Burn Jel range includes Burn Jel pain relieving gel – a fast-acting, pain-relieving gel treatment that cools and soothes burns – and the WaterJel Burn Jel Emergency Burn Kit – including three individual Burn Jel sachets, an impregnated dressing and a bandage.
Available from the Lloyd’s Pharmacy chain and from independent pharmacies.
60ml pump dispenser retails at £4.99
WaterJel Burn Jel Emergency Burn Kit retails at £5.99
A leaflet and a small sample of Burn Jel are available by emailing email@example.com