Treatment of rug burns


Rug burns are treated much the same way as other types of burns:

  1. Rinse the burn and clean it with warm water and gentle soap. Unlike a thermal burn, there is no need to rinse a rug burn for several minutes to cool it. The injury stops getting worse as soon as the friction stops.
  2. Cover the burn with a dry dressing. It is OK to moisturize and soothe a rug burn with a burn gel or ointment. Some patients experience relief and it won’t hurt healing.
  3. Over-the-counter medications may be used for pain.

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