Should you cover a burn or let it breathe?
Should a burn wound be covered or uncovered?
How do I heal a burn quickly?
Should you keep a burn moist or dry?
For first-degree or second-degree burns smaller than about two inches in diameter, Bernal recommends the following home-treatment steps: Wash the area daily with mild soap. Apply an antibiotic ointment or dressing to keep the wound moist. Cover with gauze or a Band-Aid to keep the area sealed.