all medic/mama and bees who know a lot! I need your help please!

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPlaidShirt:  Cold water is always my go-to for mild burns. Put your hand in a bowl of cold water for as long as possible, like a few hours.

EDIT: OK the link below (post 5) says 10-15 minutes. A few hours is overkill.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

Cool water or soak for 10-15 minutes,  cover with a gauze dressing. No ice! And don’t pop the blister. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you have an aloe plant, you can cut off a leaf and split it, then tape the gel part to your burn. 

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The Mayo Clinic advice is good. I am an ER Nurse and actually just dressed a large burn today.  The only thing I don’t agree with is not putting ointment on the burn, we usually put Flamazine on burns. However we use sterile technique- something you aren’t privy to at home! 

Make sure you keep the burn clean, it is an open wound!! Keep an eye out for signs of infection in the next few days, burned skin is extremely susceptible to infection.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

You’re probably doing this now, but submerge your wrist in cold water…FAST. Cold water will slow further burn damage to your skin. Keep it in cold water for about 10-15-20 mins. Whatever you do, don’t use ice. Keep the burn clean.

If it’s really painful after you’ve submerged it, you can take some ibuprofen like Advil. If there’s blisters or bubbles (2nd degree burn), don’t try to pick at it or pop it. You can also use aloe vera. You can get it at the store, if you can, it comes in a bottle and just follow the directions on the label. Hope this helps! I’m a nurse. Feel better!

ETA: MayoClinic link mentioned by PP is good.

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