Stop steam inhalation for kids, say burn doctors

Warning comes on back of 30-file rise in presentations to burn units in UK during lockdown

Doctors have been urged not to recommend steam inhalation to treat children's upper respiratory tract infections, with a surge in burns reported during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK.

Steam inhalation

The Birmingham Children's Hospital has seen a 30-fold increase in the number of children presenting with scalds from steam inhalation since March, write doctors from the hospital.

Their Burns Centre usually admits two children a year with these kinds of injuries, but over the last month alone, they have