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iVillage.com: Kitchen 911: How to Handle Burns, Cuts and Other Cooking Disasters

Your Oven Mitt or Sleeve Ignites

Cooking is the number cause of residential fires on Thanksgiving. If an oven mitt or even a dangling shirt sleeve gets too close to a flame, smother the flames with a pot lid or remember to stop, drop and roll if a bigger piece of clothing catches fire. Otherwise, treat as any other burn: Remove the jewelry or clothing in contact with the burn and run water over the area for 5 to 10 minutes. Cover the wound with antibacterial ointment and a bandage, and take a pain medication, says John.

Go to the ER if: Your clothing has adhered to your skin (it will be too painful to remove yourself), if you have multiple blisters, or if the skin is numb and appears white or charred, indicates sign of a serious burn.

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