Hello, my name is Jim. I’m an EMT and I’m a firefighter. Today I want to a moment to talk to you about a serious issue, and that’s burns and burn treatment.
Burns often occur within the household and one of the places this happens is in the kitchen. Ovens. Hot pans, Grease splatters. These are all ways you could receive a first-degree burn while cooking in the kitchen.
First-degree burns cause pain and reddening to the outer layers of your skin, which is why it’s so important to quickly and effectively treat them. The first step for properly treating a first-degree burn is to place the affected area under cold, running water until the pain subsides.
Once the area is dried, it is recommended that you apply a burn gel or cream to the affected area. A product such as Alocane is great for this purpose because Alocane contains 4% Lidocaine, which reduces pain on contact as well as speeds up the healing process.
Alocane also contains Aloe, which will cool the area further. After the burn gel has been applied it’s important to protect the area with a bandage or loosely wrapped gauze. If blisters have formed it is important you do not pop them because this could cause infection and worsen an already painful, unpleasant situation.
If you are unsure of the severity of the burn please call 911. If you have any questions leave a comment in the section below or reach out to Alocane online or on social media. Thank you for watching.
It may be tempting, but you should resist the urge to pop any blisters that have formed. Popping blisters makes it more likely for you to get an infection at the burn site, which will greatly hinder the healing process. Avoid using any home remedies like honey, butter, mayo or oil. These home remedies may not be sterile and may cause your burn to become infected. Most minor first-degree burns typically heal within 5 to 10 days. Second-degree burns, however, can take up two to three weeks to fully heal. Actual recovery time for your burn will vary depending on the location and severity of the burn site.