Playing with fire? Dont get burned


POSTED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 8:25am

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 8:29am

BATON ROUGE (NBC33) -- The Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center sees a lot of New Year's revelers dealing with the consequences of careless celebrations this time of year.

Here are a few precautions to keep in mind: follow all safety instruction and keep kids away from fire - that means sparklers, too.

And if you do get burned, doctors at the BR General say you should wrap the burn in cool, damp cloths. But if your skin starts to blister, you need to get treatment. Blisters mean that is burn is severe.

Clint Stockwell was burned in 2008, when a regular chore turned into a nightmare. Now he shares his stories with other burn victims, giving them hope for a brighter future. Watch his story on 33MD.

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