Do not use cotton directly on burns as it adheres to it
Do not apply Ink, Mercurochrome, greases or baking soda over burnt area, do not try to peel it loose.
Raise burned arms or legs higher than the person's heart.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
Eat lots of lean, and high quality protein foods. Also include raw fruits to supply the vitamins and minerals needed.
If the patient is feeling weak, give him a warm drink.