I cannot believe I had such an awakening event happen to me. It was a true lesson. Keep reading to hear the knowledge I sucked in to my soul.
I got a terrible burn. No, I was not frolicking along the coastal shorelines in my teeny bikini (I wish this was the case). I was making tea. Yes. Tea. Let me set the scene for you to get a clearer picture of the situation at hand.
A beautiful Summer day was upon me. I decided that a large pitcher of one of my favorite assortment of teas would be the cherry on top of the sundae for my chipper mood. I prepped the sliced lemon wedges, and set my Turmeric Ginger tea bags in the pitcher. “WHISTLEEEEEEEE!” The water was ready. I started to pour… The hot water however, instead flooded my lower stomach and waistline – The scream I let out was something I had never even heard of myself! My vision blurred, and then it went black and then, SCREAMS – “OH MY GODDDDDDDD!!!!” Scolded immediately!
A 2nd degree water burn, a broken pitcher and my shaking body crumbled to the floor. I couldn’t help but stare at the mess. Now, I needed to grab my strength and clean up the remnants of this war.
My immediate thought – “What was I thinking?!”
Truth is, I don’t think I was… Lesson #1 – SLOW DOWN + BE MINDFUL + BE AWARE
So, what DO you do if you get a serious injury such as a water burn?
Cool water.The first thing you should do when you get a minor burn is run cool (not cold) water over the burn area for about 20 minutes. Then wash the burned area with mild soap and water.
Cool compresses. A cool compress or clean wet cloth placed over the burn area helps relieve pain and swelling. You can apply the compress in 5- to 15-minute intervals. Try not to use excessively cold compresses because they may irritate the burn more.
Antibiotic ointments. Antibiotic ointments and creams help prevent infections. Apply an antibacterial ointment like Bacitracin or Neosporin to your burn and cover with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth.
Aloe vera. Aloe vera is often touted as the “burn plant.” Studies show evidence that aloe vera is effective in healing first- to second-degree burns. Aloe is anti-inflammatory, promotes circulation, and inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Apply a layer of pure aloe vera gel taken from the leaf of an aloe vera plant directly to the affected area. If you buy aloe vera in a store, make sure it contains a high percentage of aloe vera and avoid products that have additives, especially coloring and perfumes.
Honey.Honey just got sweeter. Apart from its delicious taste, honey may help heal a minor burn when applied topically. Honey is an anti-inflammatory and naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal – Don’t mind the sticking to things ; )
Reducing sun exposure. Do your best to avoid exposing the burn to direct sunlight. The burned skin will be very sensitive to the sun. Keep it covered with clothing.
Don’t pop your blisters. As tempting as it may be, leave your blisters alone. Bursting a blister yourself can lead to infection. If you’re worried about blisters that have formed due to your burn, see a medical professional.
Pain pills. If you have pain, take an OTC pain reliever such as ibuprofen – Please do not over due.
STAY AWAY FROM:
. BUTTER . OILS . EGG WHITES . TOOTHEPASTE . ICE .
Slowly Heallllllling. I am slowing down and witnessing that my actions have a direct effect on consequences in life… : )
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