What is the best treatment for a burn?
I burned my leg 2 days ago on a motorcycle. It just started to blister today. I have been using lidocane with aloe. I have never seen a burn blister days after the injury.
Asked By: MaryandZ - 7/20/2007
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cold water is the best/only first aid when you burn yourself - 20 minutes under the tap and no less. NEVER ice OR vinegar OR milk OR butter OR green tea OR mustard OR toothpaste OR sunscreen OR semen OR vaseline OR tomatoes OR vanilla extract OR yogurt OR sour cream OR egg white OR lavender oil OR cocoa butter OR salt... More
Answered By: Aussie Nurse - 7/23/2007
Additional Answers (9)
aloe gel or vitamin e
Answered By: angel baby - 7/20/2007
what i do: stay away from hot things
Answered By: black where it counts - 7/20/2007
just keep doing that for a week and it will completely heal by the fifth start peeling the scab off and the pinkish skin will start turning white. Try putting purifying water on it when the skin heals itself
Answered By: anastasia k - 7/20/2007
You should have run cold water over it immediately to try to stem deep tissue damage. If it is a large area, deep, or looks infected, see a doctor. (Don't pick the scab. Scabs, like blisters, are there to protect the area underneath. Picking them can lead to infection and scarring. Leave them alone!)
Answered By: hushnowjustplayit - 7/20/2007
Just keep it clean, washing with anti-bacterial soap and use the aloe. Lidocaine may help with the pain...Watch for infection such as red streaks spreading away from the wound. Make a mental note or put a slight ink mark around the edge of the burn to keep track of the size. If it grows larger, turns other colors... More
Answered By: kyghostchaser2006 - 7/20/2007
When it blisters, its second degree. You really should make an appointment with your doctor to make sure it doesn't get infected.
Answered By: badassp51 - 7/20/2007
Keep it very clean use an antibiotic cream/first aid cream aloe and change the dressing three times a day. Pat it with sterile, clean water (boil then cool) if it gets ugly call your MD. You may need an antibiotic cream and or oral treatment. Take motrin for pain.
Answered By: kelly e - 7/20/2007
Vitamin E should work but you should but use the capsules and drain the oil straight on asap this will start the healing and avoid a nasty scar. Another option would be to use lavender pure essential oil it's great for healing blister's. Hope this helps x
Answered By: Steph B - 7/20/2007
Preperation-H Ointment OR Noxzema Facial Cleansing Cream. Call your pharmacy.
Answered By: mouses1 - 7/20/2007
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