Whats good to put on burns?
Friday night I burned my arm pretty bad getting dinner out of the oven. Its a decent size burn about 3 inches by 1 inch and its on my forearm so its a sensitive area. I really didn't think it was that bad at the time, but now its starting to blister and I just tore part of it when I picked up DD.(sorry so gross) What can I put on it? Any home remedies. I have been keeping it uncovered, but should I cover it up? Any help is appreciated....Thanks
BTW, just call me clumsy!!LOL
01-27-2002 01:21 PM
Sorry I don't know what to put on it. I wish I did because Wednesday night I burned my hand taking dinner out of the oven and it was the same as with you it was ok at first then it started to blister and now it is ripped and hurts.
aloe vera, do you have the plant or maybe
a neighbor has one?
do not put the lotion kind, any kind of lotion
traps in the "heat" of the burn- to relive pain
take a tylenol.
and I think you can make a paste of baking soda
and a little water and paste it on before
sleeping and that draws the pain out.
but I know the aloe vera plant will work.
If it is all open you need antibiotic cream
after a few days,(when the heat is gone)
or it might get infected.
sorry you are burned, it hurts, I know.
when it first happened, any frozen veggie from
the freezer would have helped.(I think peas
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If you have any A and D ointment, (if you have kids, a lot of people use it for diaper rash), that always worked well for me. It forms a protective coating over the burn.
Thanks everyone! I dont have an aloe plant Guess I need to get one!LOL I'll try the A & D ointment, I have some of that upstairs!
I keep a huge jug of aloe vera gel in my bathroom for burns and sunburns. Works great!!
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I used to work at a restuarant and one of the things we would use on a burn is mayonaise.
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When I was younger I got a really bad sunburn on my legs one time and the doctor said to use neosporin. I put it on over the blisters and it healed up in a couple of days.
I have desitin & it even says on it that it is good for burns. Its the zinc oxide, and I think that's the same thing in A&D, so that should help. And neosporin will help too. I just finally got rid of a nasty burn on my thumb, right on the knuckle, from my oven!