Experts urge caution when firing up grill around kids

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Be careful when you fire up the barbecue or grill this summer.

Purva Grover, MD, an emergency medicine physician for Cleveland Clinic, says while adults might be the ones outside building the fire and cooking on the grill, parents need to keep an eye on their kids.

"We see a fair share – frankly speaking – of touching the grill, touching the surface, food falling over. All of those are pretty common occurrences, unfortunately," said Grover. “I usually recommend that the parents actually have a pile of things that can be thrown into the fire and can be used in the fire, especially when we talk about the adolescent age group, because we have seen some pretty nasty fire-related injuries and heat-related injuries.”

Medical officials say a major burn will require medical care, but for a minor one, they say run it under cool water and wrap it in gauze.

Never put ice on the burn. Medical experts say that can further damage the tissue.