When you’re scrambling to make a burn feel better or stop bleeding, knowing what to do can make a big difference. There are many myths about First Aid, some of which can actually can do more harm than good. Should you put butter on a burn? Apply a cold steak to a black eye?
Myth #1: Put Butter on a Burn
Mild burns can be treated at home, but don’t grab for the butter! Butter unfortunately adds foreign particles and increases the risk of infection. But what should you do instead? Scripps has a blog post that answers that and many more questions: Debunking 7 First Aid Myth’s.