With barbecue season in full swing, your chances of accidentally burning your finger (or palm, or arm) are on the rise. You probably already know what you should do if that painful accident befalls your skin (run the burn under cold water, then apply a loose bandage), but do you know what you should never do?
Surprisingly, you should not put an ice pack on a burn: It can damage your skin and worsen your injury. You should also never pop blisters, or apply antibiotics or butter (many a grandma’s remedy) to burns. All of these steps can breed infection.
To ward off another summer threat—food poisoning from dishes left out in the sun—check out these food safety tips.