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Old 07-24-2011, 11:44 PM   #11
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ah, yes, that makes sense.

what do you think of silver sulfadiazine instead of antibiotic ointment?
i've seen it heal really bad burns much faster than something like neosporin. it supposedly penetrates much deeper, preventing infection better and allowing more rapid healing .

i think you need an rx for it, though.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:49 PM   #12
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ah, yes, that makes sense.

what do you think of silver sulfadiazine instead of antibiotic ointment?
i've seen it heal really bad burns much faster than something like neosporin. it supposedly penetrates much deeper, preventing infection better and allowing more rapid healing .

i think you need an rx for it, though.
It is RX and it's the perfect treatment for burns and other wounds that are taking their time healing. We use it on patients who have burns. We have a burn patient now, she passed out in a shower that was running hot...took the skin off her hip and thigh. She's almost all healed after a skin grafts. Silver is a natural antibiotic.
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:51 PM   #13
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The last terrible burn I had, the cook convinced me to pour cool vinegar (white) over it. The pain went away immediately. Keep in mind that this is NOT for anything but a first degree burn. Second or third degree burns require medical attention.

PF, don't kill me, I know its not medically OK'd but it is something that I found worked.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:20 AM   #14
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The last terrible burn I had, the cook convinced me to pour cool vinegar (white) over it. The pain went away immediately. Keep in mind that this is NOT for anything but a first degree burn. Second or third degree burns require medical attention.

PF, don't kill me, I know its not medically OK'd but it is something that I found worked.
Oh, I wouldn't kill you, I don't have anywhere to bury the body!

The key word there is "cool"...not ice! I have since sent a PM to Joesfolk telling what and when she should seek medical help. This really isn't the best place for first aid advice.

My best suggestion is everyone should take a first aid class and practice, so you know what to do in an emergency.
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I keep an aloe vera plant in the kitchen. For minor burns, the stuff works.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:33 AM   #16
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Oh, I wouldn't kill you, I don't have anywhere to bury the body!

My best suggestion is everyone should take a first aid class and practice, so you know what to do in an emergency.


And I definitely agree with the first aid class. I've been first aid certified for over 30 years and had to use it too many times to count. Best to be prepared.
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The first thing I did was head for the Red Cross site to make sure I was giving correct information. Everything is updated so often a that it's hard to keep up. I recertify in a couple of months for CPR and NOT the hands only!
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My last recert (Feb) was my first time with the AED...COOOOOL! I do St John's ambulance though.
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We learned years ago when a pan lid flipped and sloshed boiling water all down my mom's chest that Chloroseptic throat spray helps numb the pain from burns.

I always do as PF suggested, holding a burn under cool running water. Then I use Chloroseptic on it if I have it.
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We learned years ago when a pan lid flipped and sloshed boiling water all down my mom's chest that Chloroseptic throat spray helps numb the pain from burns.

I always do as PF suggested, holding a burn under cool running water. Then I use Chloroseptic on it if I have it.
Great idea! Would Ambisol (for mouth pain) work as well on skin?
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