Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WFMW: Burn Help



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Anywho, for today's WFMW I'd like to share what I did for a burn I got. Now this wasn't any old burn. This burn was from the top filament of the oven heated to 500 degrees. It was more like an instant charring of the skin. Maybe that was a little graphic, sorry. Anyway, I didn't really think much of it, yes it hurt, but I burn myself a lot. The next day the charred skin came off and left this 1.5 inch open sore. And it still hurt...a lot. So I put Neosporin and a band aid that seals on all side when I took that band aid off it was nasty. Get to the point you say. At Webby's last job they had this big aloe plant that was being neglected. He asked if he should have it and brought it home. Now I know that aloe is good for burns, but have never really used it. Most of my burns just aren't that bad. But this one was. After battling the yucky for 3 days and cut of a big leaf of aloe and put the juiciness on it. And it was amazing. It acted like a liquid band aid after it dried. It also pulled the skin together helping it to heal faster. I must admit that I am pretty impressed. So I guess doing nothing for a burn works, but when it's a bad burn Aloe works better for me.

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4 comments:

ames said...

Yowtch! My skin's crawling just from reading that, burns really suck! I've used aloe plants for some really bad sunburns before, nothing else comes close.

becca said...

i remember using aloe plants for sunburns as kids. i did the same thing (top filiment, charring, etc...) before delia was born. i now have a nasty scar. let me know if aloe helps reduce scars too. it's too late for me, and i hope i never do that again.

Ginny said...

We had an aloe plant growing up & I miss it. They are hard to find around me. Funny though, we (hubby & I) were just talking about this the other day.

Amber said...

Aloe is great stuff! My 2 year old burnt her hands (2nd and 3rd degree) and know that all the yucky dead skin is comming off we are putting on aloe! Great stuff.
Amber