1) When sustaining a light, first degree burn, it is permissible to place the area that got the light burn directly
under a stream of cold water,even for a prolonged time, in order to prevent blisters from forming on the skin and
to otherwise dull the pain.
2) If the burn is so small that in all likelihood it will not cause blistering or other skin issues, and the only
reason it is being placed under the stream of water is to dull the pain, a Rav should be consulted as to the
permissibility of this remedy on Shabbos.
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