Run cold water over burned skin immediately. Make sure that the source of the burn is away from your child to avoid more injury. Small areas of red skin from a burn can be cleaned with soap and water, covered with bacitracin, and covered with a Band-Aid. Larger areas of blistering, black, charred skin should be seen immediately. Also any burn that goes all the way around a finger or extremity should be seen right away, even if it seems mild.