Wednesday, May 28, 2008
WFMW: Burn Help
I like the new WFMW banner but can't seem to get it to upload. Oh well, I'll just use the old one.
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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