First aid


Learn more about first aid for burns including sunburn, chemical burns and other heat exposure that has damaged tissue.


Long day at the beach, enjoyed the summer sun too much? Here's how to treat sunburn.

First aid for burns

If you know what to do if someone is burnt, you may be able to limit injuries. Better still, learn how to prevent a tragedy from happening in the first place.

Why the mask?

What is the purpose of the scary-looking mask, which is visible in pictures of London victims?

First aid for serious sunburn

Sunburn easily results in first-degree burns, especially in young children. In severe cases, secondary burns could result.

Raad met brandwonde

In ’n kool getrap by die braaivleisvuur? Die warm oondpan opgetel sonder ’n vatlap? Kookwater gemors op jou hand? Maak so as jy jou verbrand.

Chemical burns of the eye

Chemicals which accidentally splash into the eye may rapidly harm its delicate surfaces and need prompt treatment.

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