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How to Treat A Burn?!?

My husband...for some reason ... just decided to remove a brat from the grill with his hand. The tip of his thumb is bright white and raised...not yet fluid filled...What can we do? He has no insurance so ER is out...he'll downright refuse...PLEASE HELP!


Asked by KaylasMiracle at 12:03 AM on Jul. 28, 2009 in Health

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  • Cool water right off the bat will help with blistering. My dad had 1st and 2nd degree burns from a bbq backfiring on him when he was lighting it. He didn't need any grafts, but while he was in the burn ward they kept the wounds covered with neosporin and bandages. He has little to no scarring. Also flamazine is great on burns (from another time my dad burned himself), takes away the pain.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 12:09 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • put honey on it, some people don't believe it, but it does help, my father in law is a beekeeper and has studied bees/honey/wax for over 40 years, he says honey for burns is great to use

    Answer by sylvia-ann at 12:05 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Prep it with Preparation H. No ifs, ands or buts, this hemorrhoid treatment can slice up to 3 days off the usual 7 to 15 days it takes for most burns to heal, says Jerold Z. Kaplan, M.D., medical director of Alta Bates Burn Center in Berkeley, California. Preparation H works because it contains a yeast derivative that helps speed healing. Simply dab a little on the burn and cover with a fresh sterile bandage every day.

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    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 12:09 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • here at home when someone gets a burn we put silverdine on it its what the burn units use and it works

    Answer by rainmommy at 9:58 AM on Jul. 28, 2009

  • Aloe jelly, from a plant is best.

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:07 AM on Jul. 28, 2009