8 First Aid Myths It’s High Time We Had Forgotten

Our parents, school teachers, and the internet have been telling us about first aid since childhood. Among all these pieces of advice, it’s hard to understand where there is truth and where there are lies. This information can cost someone their life, so you must figure out how to help people and what things you should never do.

Myth № 8. You should put oil on a burn.

8 First Aid Myths It’s High Time We Had Forgotten

Our grandparents taught us this, but doctors disproved this myth a long time ago. Oil and ointments create a film and don’t let the burn heal. To speed up the healing process, you should put the burned spot in cold water for 15-20 minutes and let the wound dry. You can put special medicine on the burn, but you must wait until the next day.


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