What are you supposed to do if your skin gets burned by something? Your skin can get burned by the sun (a sunburn), by a fire or by chemicals.
If you get burned by the sun, try to get in the shade and stay out of the sunlight. You can also apply cool wet washcloths, and aloe vera and stay hydrated. You can take medicine for pain if you need it. If you have a fever, blisters or your skin is peeling you may want to be seen by a medical professional.
Getting burned by fire is also dangerous, so the first thing to do is to get away from the fire as quickly as you can. You can apply cool water to help with swelling and pain. If there is no broken skin then you can apply a dressing to it that is dry (no ointment). You can take medicine for pain if you need it. If there is broken skin or blisters then you may want to be seen by a medical professional.
Chemical burns happen when a substance contacts your skin and damages it. If you come into contact with something that hurts your skin, get away from it if possible. You will need to get it cleaned off your skin, sometimes you can do this with soapy water but other times you need other cleaners. You can contact the Poison Control number at any time at (800) 222-1222 and they can give you more instructions; it is helpful to know what chemical you came into contact with, when, where on your body, what you have done since it happened and how you are feeling since the contact happened. You may also been evaluated in person by a medical professional.