A Natural Approach To Health
Living With Burns
I had a question the other day about burns.
Burns are a potential hazard in any home.
There are basically 4 kinds of burn hazards:
Heat burns are caused by contact with fire, steam, hot objects, or hot liquids.
Tap water is a leading cause of heat burns.
Protect your family from heat burns in the following ways:
>Keep children away from kitchen appliances, irons, fireplaces, portable heaters, and wall heaters.
>Install scald-resistant faucets in sinks, showers, and bathtubs. Set the thermostat so the water temperature doesn’t exceed 120°F.
>Use kitchen range dial protectors.
>Cook with pot handles turned away from the edge of the stove and on the back burner.
>Be careful not to spill hot beverages.
>Keep your flammable garage items out of reach of children.
>Enjoy fireworks from a distance.
Electrical burns are caused by contact with electrical sources or by lightning.
Electrical current passing through your body may injure blood vessels, nerves, and muscles.
Also, your throat and lungs can swell rapidly and severely, making breathing hard.
The current can also damage your heart.
Protect your family from electrical burns in the following ways:
>Don’t overload electrical outlets by using too many extension cords.
>Replace electrical equipment and appliances with frayed or loose wires.
Friction burns are caused by contact with any hard surface like pavement, carpets, or gym floors.
Most friction burns aren’t serious.
But they can be uncomfortable and painful.
Chemical burns need immediate evaluation and treatment.
Call the Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 for specific treatment for a chemical burn.
Have the product container with you when you call.
Burns can result from contact with a solid, powdered, or liquid chemical.
A chemical burn may be serious because of the action of the corrosive or irritating chemicals on your skin.
A chemical burn on your skin is often deeper and larger than it may first appear.
Chemical fumes and vapors can also irritate or damage your body, especially your skin, lungs, and eyes.
A swallowed chemical may be poisonous or may cause burning in your throat and esophagus.
Help protect your family from chemical burns by keeping the following types of items completely out of reach:
>Plaster and mortar
>Oven and drain cleaners
>Sparks from “sparklers”
Most minor burns will heal on their own, and home treatment is usually all that’s needed to relieve your symptoms and promote healing.
To deal with burns it’s beneficial to:
*Drink 6-8 cups of purified water daily.
*Make sure you get at least 100 grams of protein daily while recovering. This is essential for tissue repair and healing.
*Consider Tea Tree oil, Calendula cream, and or essential oils.
*Investigate complimentary alternatives (homeopathy, herbs, hydrotherapy, etc.).
*Consider applying Aloe Vera (fresh gel from the plant is best) to the burn to relieve pain and speed healing.
*May open GLA and apply it topically.
*For minor burns place affected area in cold/ice water until pain subsides.
*Do not put oils, greasy ointments, or butter on burns. Don’t break blisters.
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It’s important to use: GLA.
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