My husband had 3rd degree burns and went to the hospital burn unit. His face had nose, ears, facial skin and neck burned. Also hand and back. ER spent 5 hrs pulling sand out of his face which caused him to swell up so bad he almost died from that.
As soon as we got on the burn unit, my health food store lady came up and brought me Vit E. I bit the end off of 100 capsules and put them on him.
Drs said he would not be able to shave (if he lived) for a yr and hand would not work unless 5 yrs of Physical Therapy. After 4 days of them torturing him I took him home wrapped in a sheet. Continued Vit E, Vit C and lots of others and he was back to work soon. But he did look so bad (to others) that people stopped to ask if we needed an ambulance. He went back to the hospital and they refused to believe that he had even been there.
The hospital administrator kept up with him for years as he had no pain and no scars and healed perfectly. I discovered that other countries use Vit E and other things that WORK but our hospital system is about money. We settled with the insurance company for 1,200.00 for vits and the hospital bill.They said they had never settled a claim like his for less than 5 M.
I grabbed the metal part of a heated curling iron while out of town with a couple of friends. We were in a hotel room, so I didn't have any immediate access to baking soda, foil, or eggs. I remembered being told that very warm water was best for treating burns -- my partner swears by it. Having no other options, I went for it. I spent five or ten minutes running my hand under the warmest water I could stand. It was uncomfortable, but keeping in mind the pain of an untreated burn, it was relatively easy. I was amazed. The skin on my hand was smoothed and somewhat desensitized, but not at all painful. I was able to type, clap, and use my hands without any impediment. Four days later, I've seen very little pus (only on the second day, but it disappeared). The skin is still smoothed and slightly desensitized, but feeling almost perfectly healed.
Cat here! Green, red or white clay: We always have a glass jar or bowl of pure hand dug clay with water around the house and barn, (I use rain water). If you have a homeopathic of Arnica 30c or higher, take that under the tongue for trauma and shock. dollop the wet clay poultice on the burn and let it dry. The most injured part will stay wet longer. Gently wash the dry clay off with fresh sun warmed (not hot not cold) water making little circles on the area. This sucks out the liquid that forms the blister and removes the burnt dead skin so the live skin beneath, can breath. Repeat the process every two hours depending on comfort and visible healing. As the area heals the clay will dry faster. We use clay in the field on wounds also. Used this on a real bad burn from boiling water 18"X6" long after 24 hours there was fresh skin growing in 5 days skin was frail but nearly healed. 2 weeks a 3"x4" area remained visibly healing. 1 month no scar at all.
Plain white flour stops the pain and blistering from burns quickly. It even worked with napalm in Vietnam. Simply put the burn in white flour or the white flour on the burn. It's even better if the flour is cool or cold. We keep some in the freezer.
EC: For those of us who don't know what napalm is...
"U.S. troops used a substance known as napalm from about 1965 to 1972 in the Vietnam War; napalm is a mixture of plastic polystyrene, hydrocarbon benzene, and gasoline. This mixture creates a jelly-like substance that, when ignited, sticks to practically anything and burns up to ten minutes. The effects of napalm on the human body are unbearably painful and almost always cause death among its victims."
I dealing with a bunch of jalapeno peppers. My daughter was helping me, but not touching the peppers. (I had gloves on.) Somehow she got some of the pepper oil onto her hand and touched her eye. Her eye instantly began to burn. The first thing we tried was plain yogurt. It relieved the burning fast and the pain never returned.
Usually my first thought would have been coconut oil, to dilute the jalapeno oil, but this daughter doesn't do well with coconut oil externally.
~Mama to Many~