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Posted by Paula (Ohio, US) on 11/10/2014

[YEA]  I used retinol cream on my neck and chest. After the third day I noticed some tingling sensation. By that night the damage was done. My neck and chest were red and throbbing with pain. I took probably more pain pills than I should, and still searing pain. Would put aloe (we have a plant), bactine, Aquafor, anything. NOTHING. I was pacing the floor at 3 a.m. with no relief. I googled a burn and started reading about the foil. How stupid. Being as desperate as I am...(thinking of going to E.R.) I'll try it. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It worked. I am sitting here with minor bearable pain. I can't believe it. I have never wrote on a site for review but I am speechless.

Posted by Bc (India) on 11/02/2014

[YEA]  Absolutely brilliant. Thanks so much for the tip and to everyone who took the time to write on here and convince me (I'm returning the favour now, for the next sceptic! )

I scalded my whole thigh with a pan of boiling water (my dress got caught on the cooker as I was taking the pan to the sink and I got jerked back - ouch! ) - I put it under running cold water for nearly an hour and was in too much pain when I tried to take it out, so I googled and came across this.

I have no aloe vera, so I just went for the foil. Yes it hurt tons for the first five minutes but that subsided and it just felt better and better. The redness has gone down loads after two hours now, as has the pain. I was completey sceptical, but figured I had nothing to lose. So glad I know this works now. (Please always do the cold running water for 20-30 mins part first as that is medically-proven to be efficacious and don't use ice as that can damage skin).

Posted by Catherine (Glasgow, Scotland) on 10/31/2014

[BETTER BUT NOT CURED]  Burnt myself on boiling toffee making toffee apples (I know, ridiculous) and after 5 hours of keeping my finger in a glass of water decided I needed to find a remedy that would allow me to actually go to sleep! Came here and tried the aluminium foil trick. When I put it on my finger felt really hot and sore, more so than before. Now it's still sore, but not as much as it had been without it - still waiting so hopefully it'll begin to get less painful with time!

Posted by Dawn (London Uk) on 10/26/2014

[YEA]  I was very skeptical about the tin foil at first as I had tried loads of other remedies such as honey, milk, mustard! None worked!! Every time I took my hand out of cool water I was in agony! I put the foil on my three burnt fingers and after a couple of minutes only one continued to hurt, after about 10 mins the pain was mild and after 30 mins the pain had completely gone, wish I had tried this sooner!

Posted by Pfletch (Boulder, CO) on 09/08/2014

[YEA]  WOW the tin foil wrapped around my badly burned hand worked!!!! It was still throbbing after icing it for 2 hours.I couldn't believe it! After foil treatment, pain gone. The burn actually looks really pretty good, I also put egg whites on it before putting it in foil.Left foil on for about an hour.Thank you so much for the information; now I can sleep well and not have a throbbing hand!

Posted by Lindsey (Alabama, US) on 09/04/2014

[YEA]  I read on about the use of tin foil for burns.

I dumped boiling water on my hand and man did it hurt! I tried the toothpaste method (NEVER AGAIN! ), then I went through about 6 sandwich bags of ice, and then I decided to try the tin foil method.

The moment I wrapped my hand in foil (shiny side out), I felt IMMEDIATE relief. My hand got warm but it wasn't uncomfortable. I couldn't believe it. Tin foil? Really?

It's amazing. I slept with it on my hand all night and by morning the pain was gone. My hand was still red, but not hurting.

I definitely recommend the tin foil method to anyone with a minor burn like mine.

Posted by Grateful2bhealed (Sacramento, California) on 05/05/2014

[YEA]  I thank God and Earthclinic for the aloe vera and aluminum foil remedy. I burned my finger on a pan. After icing for 3 hours and taking a pain pill, the pain continued as intensely as at the onset. After reading Earthclinic's suggestion and all the testimonies, I cut a piece off of our Aloe Vera plant and squeezed the juice on my burn, then I wrapped my finger in foil. The pain subsided within minutes. I thank God for His providence through plants and minerals and the ingenuity to figure out how to use them!

Posted by Cc (Atlanta, Ga) on 02/08/2014

[YEA]  I was cooking last night, and burned myself. As is my 1st line of defense (or offense, I would say)...I always check earthclinic. I discovered and tried the Aluminum Foil. It worked within 10 minutes! I had run cold water, and held ice cubes on the burn, and it was still burning like crazy! I wrapped the foil around my wrist; and had my daughter tape it in place...and kept preparing dinner. The pain was gone immediately! It's now the next morning, and still no pain. As always, thanks to this website, I found a natural and inexpensive remedy!

Posted by Glutenfree (Chicago) on 12/28/2013

[YEA]  OMG. I tried aluminum foil for a burn with gr8 skepticism. It worked in 20 min after 4 hours of excruciating pain trying everything else first.

Posted by Kelly (Stoke On Trent England) on 12/19/2013

[YEA]  It works set fire to my hand while trying to refill a BBQ lighter. In agony. Every time I took my hand out of cold water. After an hour if trying to make it stop hurting and out of desperation I applied petroleum jelly and foil. It got worse at first but then stopped! My husband thinks it is very funny that I'm sitting with a tin foil glove but I don't care I'm just glad it's stopped!

Posted by Alex (Montreal, Qc, Canada) on 11/13/2013

[YEA]  Accidentally placed my hand on hot element today, not realizing my sister had turned on the stove.. Immediately put it under cold water for about 10 minutes and then resorted to applying toothpaste on my 3 burnt fingers. This worked for about 15 minutes, until the pain came back and I had rinse it off and reapply. By the third time I got fed up and decided to ice it. 5 icecubes later (2 or so hours), I thought the pain had gone away. Little did I know that within two minutes of taking off the ice, the pain would be back, worse than ever. I thought maybe I got frostbite I went oand began to panic. Went on the google and landed on this page. I must say I was relieved to find out that people had the same reaction to ice I did. However, I remained skeptical about the aluminum foil. After reading what was probably 30 comments, I decided to give it a try. The pain got worse for about 5 minutes but it is now completely gone! How have I never heard about this remedy before? Thanks for posting your stories everyone! THIS WORKS!!!

Replied by Prioris
If one has DMSO on hand, that is what to use ASAP for burns. It prevents further internal damage from occurring so faster recovery time. Studies have shown this to be true.

Posted by Lois (Michigan) on 10/24/2013

[YEA]  I have to admit even after reading others testimonies about aluminum foil for a burn I was still skeptical, but like the others who posted I was desperate for some relief. After ice for 2 hours I started looking on the web for relief because as soon as I stopped icing the pain returned within seconds. I had burnt my finger on a fuse in my truck that I tried to wiggle because my power windows wouldn't roll up. It instantly left a white square layer of burnt skin on my finger. Anyway I found this website, slathered on a huge amount of aloe, wrapped my fingerip in foil. The burning continued so I would occasionally lay my finger on a damp wssh cloth to stop the pain. Now maybe 20 minutes or so later, I haven't used the washcloth to stop the pain and can barely feel the burn anymore. AMAZING!! TY SO MUCH TO THOSE OF U WHO POSTED ABOUT THIS!!

Posted by Miracles (Santa Monica, Ca, United States) on 07/11/2013

[YEA]  After discovering Earth Clinic and sharing all the wonderful remedies I was reading about, I thought perhaps did I create this to test out one of them? LOL! So I'm cooking and forget to put my mitts on when taking a ceramic pot out of the oven (which I use on the stove and never use the mitts)! Anyway, my palm was bright red and hurt badly. I read on Earth Clinic about using the shiny part of the foil to dissipate the pain and putting on aloe vera gel so I immediately put both on and wrapped it like a mitt - and voila, the pain disappeared - and I totally forgot about it all day. A day or two later, there was no evidence of the burn! Thank you to Earth Clinic and everybody who writes in to share their incredible stories of healing!

Posted by Kate (Oklahoma City, Ok) on 07/09/2013

[YEA]  Aluminum foil for burns:

Truthfully, I did not think this would work. I did it out of desperation. I tried ice for 3 hours, Aloe, Apple cider vinegar, more ice, and then more Aloe. I was still in pain and the stinging would not go away. I burnt myself cooking when I lifted a lid to boiling hot liquid. My hands were red, swollen and blistered. I put the foil on for 12 min. Before the sting started to go away. I plan to leave it for 45 min. Total. Not sure why but it works!

Posted by Thekimberly (Shelbyville, Tennessee, USA) on 05/31/2013

[YEA]  I burned my arm from my wrist to my shoulder. While holding it under cold water, I came to this site to find out what I could do for my pain. After several hours of back and forth to the sink and reading all the "YEAS" to aluminum foil, (in desperiation for relief) I wrapped my whole arm and waited. IT WORKED!!! Ten min passed, I was uncomfortable, 20 min passed... I was determined to wait it out, then 30 min to 1 hour.... I was smiling. I left it wrapped for 3 hours. I did remove it before going to bed. I haven't experienced any pain at all! I am so thankful for all of you! THANK YOU! #forevergrateful

Replied by Citygirl27
Richardson, Tx, Usa
Fantastic. For all the ills we are told aluminum can cause, it is great to hear it is useful for something. I wonder if it also works for sunburn?

While we're on the topic of foil, if you overheat or sweat easily, try lining your windows with foil. It will reflect the heat back out and keep your room cooler. You can also sharpen your scissors by cutting up a piece of foil into small pieces. The thicker the foil, the better. Not a health tip per se, but useful still.

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