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My Big Guy Got A Nasty Burn In The Kitchen

Author: Elaine M.
Date: 05-18-2011
Views: 1,621
Word Count: 168
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 5891-OR
Brand Neutral: Yes
Scientific Studies: 2

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My boyfriend accidentally burned a few of his fingertips on a grill hot from the oven. It was a "screamer" of a burn for such a big guy! I immediately put a couple of drops of Lavender oil on all fingertips while he held a bag of ice cubes all day. Every 15 minutes we put a few more drops on each fingertip.

By the second day the minor burns on fingertips were fine and we took care of the major burn on the one fingertip. He was adamant about the ice cube bag and I was adamant about the Lavender oil at the same time.

By the 3rd and 4th day, he was seeing significant improvement and was astonished that he did not get the usual swelling and inflammation he is so accustomed to seeing along with the gross peeling.

He decided that he would buy 2 bottles of Lavender oil for each of his first aid kits.

The big guy was impressed with the girlfriend's "aromatherapy" oils.

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Supporting Scientific Studies
1.Associated topics: burns — "Burn Healing Potential of Nigella sativa seed oil in rats.... Nigella sativa L. (Black cumin) has shown a broad spectrum of pharmacological effects like antipyretic [fever reducing], analgesic [pain reducing], anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.... The present study suggests the burn wound healing action of seeds may be due to anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of major compounds in the oil."Link
2.Associated topics: burns — "Melaleuca Alternifolia [tea tree] Hydrogel... was compared with tap water as a coolant following application onto a fresh, deep, partial-thickness hot water burn.... Effective cooling of the burn wound and an increased rate of wound healing was achieved by both repeated tap water compresses and by immediate or delayed application of Melaleuca Hydrogel. Cooling is an effective means to reduce tissue damage and increase wound healing."Link

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