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The best thing to put on a burn is...?

JustBeingAtPeace 2012/11/23 18:49:17
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When there is no "pharamacutical" medicine in your home for a burn what do you use?
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  • wtxwoman 2012/11/25 04:46:13
    Ice...
    wtxwoman
    +2
    I use ice, but if I had aloe, I'd use it. That's what we did when I was a kid. Mother had those things growing from pots all over. Soda mixed with water helps, too.
  • kitkat42 2012/11/25 02:32:13 (edited)
    Aloe plant..
    kitkat42
    +1
    This is the best thing to use. I also drink Aloe Vera juice every day. Hmmm, I missed the word burn. When I got a bad burn I used ice as the first treatment and was told by the Doc that it was the best for a burn. The Aloe can be used as an after treatment.
    Edit to correct spelling)
  • OBEY 2012/11/25 02:22:05
    Other..
    OBEY
  • JustBei... OBEY 2012/11/25 02:35:36
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    Really? Never heard of doing this, does it work?
  • OBEY JustBei... 2012/11/25 02:49:53
    OBEY
    +1
    Yes, because it helps skin to heal faster.
  • Mvr 2012/11/25 02:18:15
    Aloe plant..
    Mvr
    +1
    if not butter.
  • JustBei... Mvr 2012/11/25 02:34:09
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    Butter tends to help it cook worse, but aloe is great! Stay away from the butter if no aloe grab the musturd it works but you may smell like a hotdog for a bit :-)
  • Mvr JustBei... 2012/11/25 02:43:08
    Mvr
    +1
    Thanks for the info.
  • JustBei... Mvr 2012/11/25 02:44:38
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    Anytime :-)
  • Robin 2012/11/25 02:15:32
    Aloe plant..
    Robin
    +2
    speaking as a RN, if you have maalox around.. paint it with that. Works great on any skin irritation
  • JustBei... Robin 2012/11/25 02:32:35
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    Nice and speaking from someone that lives because of Malox thanks! Lol
  • Mvr Robin 2012/11/25 02:42:44
    Mvr
    +2
    Thanks for the Maalox info.
  • Scream 2012/11/24 00:57:15
    Other..
    Scream
    +1
    Water. Never ice. It actually does the opposite of helping.
  • JustBeingAtPeace 2012/11/23 19:32:13
    Mustard...
    JustBeingAtPeace
    Coming from out of no wheres , believe it or not it works! Burning ceases immediatly! After the stinging subsides, rinse with cold water then apply aloe no blistering no pain..amazing ;-)
  • holly go lightly 2012/11/23 19:27:35
    Other..
    holly go lightly
    +1
    First stop the process with cold water.I don't keep ice at my house .Sea minerals is the best I have ever come across.It takes the burn right out of a burn.
  • Sister Jean 2012/11/23 19:24:49
    Ice...
    Sister Jean
  • Beccy 2012/11/23 19:17:02
    Ice...
    Beccy
    +1
    I killed my aloe plant
  • holly g... Beccy 2012/11/23 19:28:02
  • JustBei... Beccy 2012/11/23 19:32:56
    JustBeingAtPeace
    Oh noo :-(
  • CA Gal 2012/11/23 19:13:31
    Aloe plant..
    CA Gal
    +1
    Aloe for burns but vinegar works well on sun burns.
  • ☆GrayBeard☆ ~PWCM~JLA~ 2012/11/23 19:12:11
    Other..
    ☆GrayBeard☆ ~PWCM~JLA~
    +1
    Put ice on the burned area and get to an emergency room as soon as you can (assuming a burn unit is not available).

    He/she will treat by flooding the wound with sterile saline and then abrading the damaged skin from the wound and applying Silver Sulfadiazine Cream, 10mg/g.

    It helps prevent infection, eases pain and speeds healing of the affected skin while minimizing damage to the healed area.

    Burns are nothing to play with. Even what a particularly "tough" person would consider a 'minor burn' can cause massive complications. Shock, infection, dehydration, nerve damage, etc. If you, or someone close to you has been burned, quit playing on Sodahead and get to medical care.
  • sockpuppet 2012/11/23 19:01:35
    Other..
    sockpuppet
    +1
    I use cold water to stop the cooking immediately, if I've burned myself on a manifold or oven element, etc. If it's a simple 1st degree burn , I don't generally put anything on it after that. If the skin is open, blistered, etc. I'll wash it really good and bandage/gauze it loosely to keep it clean as possible and make it easier to spot any oozing.
  • ray 2012/11/23 18:57:08
    Aloe plant..
    ray
    +1
    Ice first , followed by Aloe or petroleum jelly .
    assuming this is a minor burn that does not require medical attention
  • ehrhornp 2012/11/23 18:52:35
    Aloe plant..
    ehrhornp
    +1
    and ice water
  • ~*~Denai ~*~ 2012/11/23 18:51:07
    Aloe plant..
    ~*~Denai ~*~
    +2
    Used the last of the aloe plant I had when I was baking...need new aloe plant asap!
  • JustBei... ~*~Dena... 2012/11/23 19:29:04
    JustBeingAtPeace
    I keep one in the window sill in my kitchen and a big one I take cuttings from to replace it with :-)
  • Car1u5~PWCM~JLA 2012/11/23 18:50:24
    Other..
    Car1u5~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Vinegar is what my grandma told me.
  • sockpuppet Car1u5~... 2012/11/23 19:03:04
    sockpuppet
    +2
    That seems to work pretty well on sunburns... knew somebody who used vinegar-soaked paper towels on her shoulders, and she seemed pretty relieved by them.
  • JustBei... Car1u5~... 2012/11/23 19:27:52
    JustBeingAtPeace
    +1
    This "is" great for sunburns, my Grandma and mom use to put it on me when I was young as I am fair skinned.
  • ~*~Dena... Car1u5~... 2012/11/25 10:42:20
    ~*~Denai ~*~
    +1
    Also a very good idea on sunburns...and mild burns..

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