What if you get a burn what do you put on it

@Lakota12 (42684)
United States
March 14, 2007 9:25am CST
my friend spilt hot gravy I think it was on her foot so I gave her this tip and she said I should put it on here so here goes If you get burnt by hot water or hot food. grab the mustard and put it on right away it may sting alittle at first but you will get no blister. Also I always try to keep a aloe vera plant around pull off a stem or leave what ever ya call them and use the juice right on the burn this also helps tokeep the blisters away
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@wenfri (1188)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Is it a 1st, 2nd or 3rd degree burn 1st degree is usually pink or reddish in color Do Not use Ice or Cold Water for it Could cause more damage Cool water is best Good choice with the Aloe Vera No mustard please 2nd degree burns are bright red and have a blister DO NOT apply any sort of cream or greasy substance to the wound These trap in heat and cause further damage 3rd degree burns produce charred patches on the skin which are white, black or brown. These require medical attention Sure hope they feel better soon Good luck Wendy 2nd degree
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
She never did tell me but she says today it is better with no blister. Thanks for your good info
@momknows (284)
• United States
17 Mar 07
a minor burn is to be brought to room temp.
@mpshiva6 (65)
• India
14 Mar 07
As far as I know the first thing to do after a burn is to wash it with cold water. Applying ghee on the burn after washing can prevent it from blistering. There are also a lot of ointments available for burns.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
yes this is a way but also Mustard ya have in fridge most of the time the tip came from an old hill person where they use what they have handy and it works good
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
thanks for responding so fast
@momknows (284)
• United States
17 Mar 07
cold water is a medical no no
@LeeLow (116)
• Ireland
14 Mar 07
You shoudln't really be putting mustard on it, as your more likely to get it infected. You should run it under cold water for ten minutes if not more and apply burn cream but never covering the burn with a towel or dressing. It will only pull off the scab or blister causing even more infection!
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I grew up doing that - never got an infection & it really works
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
if you read responce above your say DO NOT put on cold water. I scaulded my hads with boiling water from a pressure cooker and put mustard on right away and never got a blister
@lisagayle (395)
• United States
28 Mar 07
Plain white vinegar will work also, the "active ingredient" in the mustard, is the vinegar, it may hurt like all heck, but it works really well to take the ouch out of sunburn also.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I have used vinegar on sun burns never thought to use it on any thing else
@mel_87 (856)
20 Mar 07
hiya, i just put cold water on it, a while ago i got a big blister on my finger because i was frying an egg and the fat spat and blistered my finger it was very sore but mum told me to put it under cold water. xx
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
21 Mar 07
ouch sorry ya got burnt hope the blister donet stay long
• United States
19 Mar 07
Never thought to put mustard on a burn, but will give it try. Maybe it is the vinegar in the mustard that helps. I would also use the aloe vera plant when I got a burn. The problem is that I can't keep an aloe plant alive and haven't had one in my house for years. But, I do have aloe vera gel handy.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Mar 07
I have my aloe plants ooutside is good thing they started growing sprouts from big ong for the big one froze this winter yikes gel should work pretty good too
@polachicago (19073)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I just run cold water. Whatever is handy. Aloe is good and if burn is bad, I have aloe gel.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Mar 07
very goo keep the aloe handy thianks for having a come back
• Latvia
15 Mar 07
Latvians say you have to put a sour cream on burn. I put pure shea butter - it always helps. I guess you have to make it in right temperature. Big mistake is to put your burn under cold water. aloe vera works too
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Mar 07
never heard of sour cream will have to try that if I have some in frigde at the time thanks for responding
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I have never heard of mustard but my grandmother always used butter, which now we are told not to do. She did it every time and we never had a blister. Cold water worked too. For now on I will use the mustard!
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I di d use butter at one time till I found out about the mustard but think about it ya cook in butter dont know how we didnt blister with it only if it was a real real bad burn
• United States
14 Mar 07
Cold water first and then aloe from the plant leaf, I break them in half.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
15 Mar 07
mustard or aloe vera plant mustard is usually rightthere in the frdge aloe have to go outside to get it
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Mar 07
Well I have to say I never knew this and I will remember that when it is my turn to have Blonde Moments again. And you know they do happen. I will certainly remember this.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
good please do remeber ok but just dont have one of those blonde moment too soon ok? lol
@meme0907 (3481)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Hey LKo12
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
14 Mar 07
that where I got it from an old hill woman my mother in law lol She had alot of good ones but then now I cant think of them all my hubby was from Tenn and his grand father was full blooded CHerokee so am thinking some old medicine came from them
@surya3331 (693)
• India
14 Mar 07
First i will apply water and then the medication