Dangerous internet craze, the 'salt and ice challenge': How to
treat a salt and ice burn
The latest social media craze sees children taking part in
the 'salt and ice challenge'. It involves placing a salt and ice
mixture on their skin that results in a painful burn. We of course
do not condone this dangerous activity, which is anything but a
'challenge'. If someone has suffered a burn, make sure that they
are treated immediately with our first aid advice.
If someone has suffered a burn:
- 1. Make sure they are treated immediately by running the
affected area under cool water for at least 10 minutes or until the
pain feels better.
- 2. Do not use ice, gels or creams as they can damage tissues
and increase risk of infection.
- 3. Once the burn has cooled, cover it with kitchen film.
- 4. If the burn is on the face, hands, feet, or larger than the
size of the person’s hand, seek further medical advice.
Download our poster: How to
treat a burn or scald