What is good to help heal bad burns quick?

United States
July 21, 2007 11:00pm CST
I have a huge burn on my right let. My husband was trying to teach me how to drive his Harley-Davidson and I burned myself with the muffler. Not a quick burn, I mean like a deep flesh nasty burn! OUCH! I'd appreciate any ideas.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
22 Jul 07
I have some gel with ahlovera works great, spelling totally off on that but I'm half a sleep. You may want to make a trip to the doctor or hospital though - this sounds really bad and you could get infection easily from this kind of burn - believe me, I know a few years ago I dropped a cast iron pan on my bare foot, was camping, and it got infected... I don't take pans camping any more - saves my feet and excuse to cook easy stuff.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
Wow, after hearing this, i don't think I'll ever take cast iron on a camping trip!! I'll stick to hotdogs! Thanks.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
23 Jul 07
yep that's what we do - usually camp for 2 nights at a time so it's hotdogs one night and hamburgers the next - no pans involved at all. My sister and brother-in-law go sometimes and they bring a coffee pot but I don't touch it.
• United States
24 Jul 07
You can let them do the major cooking!!!! HAHAHAHA
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
22 Jul 07
Someone shared this quick treatment for any kinds of burn including that one coming from the muffler of your Harkey-Davidson motor. Run cool—NOT COLD—water over the burn area for a few minutes. Do not apply ice to the burn. Ice can lower the body temperature and make the burn worse. Do not apply creams, ointments or salves. Such products may hold heat in the tissue, making the burn deeper. Do not break any blisters unless instructed to by a physician. · Cover with a clean, dry cloth. · First and second degree burns smaller than the person’s palm can usually be treated at home. Keep the area clean to prevent infection by gently washing with mild antimicrobial soap several times a day. Rinse thoroughly. Cover open areas with a clean, loose dressing.
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• United States
23 Jul 07
Too late. The first thing I did was put ice over it!!! OUCH! It hurt like crazy! But this is really good info. I wonder why they say don't break the blisters?
@AmbiePam (47855)
• United States
22 Jul 07
Pure aloe vera. My dad once tried to lift the hood of a bus because the engine was literally on fire. It burned his hands badly. But a lady at church brought her aloe vera plant, tore off some of it, and had my dad rub in the salve from it. It healed so well he didn't even have scars.
• United States
23 Jul 07
My grandmother lives with me right now. And that was the first thing she did. She went a tore a leaf off my plant and peeled it but my husband had already put ice on it and i didn't want anyone to touch it anymore. It hurt like crazy with the ice. And it formed a huge blister. I busted it. I am reading now that people are telling me I'm not supposed to, too late. I couldn't stand looking at it.
• United States
23 Jul 07
Thanks!
• United States
22 Jul 07
mustard and neosporan are they best to use......
• United States
23 Jul 07
I just heard this from a nurse. Did you know that parimedics carry a powder that has the same compound as mustard. Well, i found out a little too late, but I hear this is one of the best things I could've done. MUSTARD. Who would have known.