Treating burns with aloe Vera
How I treated my burn with Aloe vera. Do you have your stories?
I was baking a cake. I was already taking it out of the oven when my hand slipped. The cake started to fall, I caught it and... pressed my hand quite hard to the hot metal.
My first reaction after any hot touch is to hold it under cold water and while still wet, press it against salt so that it sticks to the burn. I wait until the salt dries and falls off by itself. If the burn is minor, this is usually enough.
This time it was not enough. The second step was the treatment with aloe vera. In winter my plant is on the windowsill, in summer I keep it in the garden. I took a leaf, cut it lengthwise and put with the slimy inner part on the burn. The burn was painful. I thought to myself that this time I would not manage to avoid blisters, but, I didn't give in so quickly. I changed maybe 10 leaves one after the other. As soon as one was day and warm, I would put another one. After an hour or so, the pain started to subside. I left one the leaf on the burn for the night. In the morning only a red line remained, but it was no longer painful.
This is my story. But, I keep repeating: what helps one does not necessarily help another. In any case it is useful to have aloe on the windowsill in the kitchen.
How do you treat a deeper burn?
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