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grease burn

Hi all.
I read the memories, but only found cures for sunburn. Would they work for grease burn? I got a gnarly burn a few minutes ago from trying to make fried cornbread (my grandma's recipe) and burned the soft underside of my elbow (well, it's more the soft side of my elbow) and it stings like a b*tch. I rubbed some aloe gel on it (it's kinda old, and not working all that well). What do ya'll suggest? I ahve a hot stew in the oven I have to tend to, and my arm is hurting? Would ACV work on a grease burn?


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Sep. 30th, 2008 10:40 pm (UTC)
If you have pure tea tree oil, that works great.

Other than that... I'm really sorry.
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
Try real aloe gel. Like from the plant. Aloe plants run cheap in big box stores (walmart, home depot, lowes) and only a little more at nurseries. Split open a leaf and bandage it over your burn.
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
When I worked in a restaurant we always put mustard on burns
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON A BURN! Aloe wont kill you but don't put any ointmint or oils or anything like that. They dont allow your skin to breathe and can trap nasties. Cold water only keep uncovered!
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
How do i stop the stinging in order to keep cooking?
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)
keep running it under cold water. The stinging means that its still burning ever so slightly.
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
Err. No.
The stinging is your body reacting to the damage.
Not because it is still burning..
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:11 pm (UTC)
you're correct and incorrect. Its not burning in the same sense as if you left your hand on a stove coil but the stinging is an indication of continued damage, hence the the putting under cold water to stop the damage, enough time under the cold water and the stinging should stop (and not because you're numb) but because the damage has stopped progressing.
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:14 pm (UTC)
I am curious as to where you came by this information.
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm a certified EMT.
Sep. 30th, 2008 10:53 pm (UTC)
The cool water is really the best thing. Sometimes, it takes 20 minutes or so of continuous soaking or keeping it under running water. But that will stop the sting. Which really sucks when you have to keep getting in an oven!
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
There is no cure for a burn.
First of all. DO NOT PUT ANY FREAKIN OINTMENTS ETC ON IT. You need to keep the burn clean and dry - and not slathered with anything like acv or aloe etc.
You *can* apply a dressing, if it requires one. But only a breathable dressing like a light gauze bandage.
The only thing you can do is wait for your body to heal itself.
Oh, by the way. Do NOT pop the blister.
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:07 pm (UTC)
Run it under cold water until it stops stinging.

Don't use anything else on a burn until you've done that first. I know at this point, it's too late, but the last thing you want to do is seal in heat and moisture and germs by putting something else on it.

Basically, ditto everything thelastdon said.

Edited at 2008-09-30 11:09 pm (UTC)
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:09 pm (UTC)
1) I love your con! The Dolls are awsome!
2) I put some aloe on it after running it under water. I hope that this will be okay.
It stings like the dickens, though.
Sep. 30th, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)
Plz share dangerous fried cornbread recipe. Heal fast!
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
yeah, once you've healed enough to type it in for us. :)
Oct. 1st, 2008 01:35 am (UTC)
I'd wash off the grease gently with cold water and dish soap, then put your elbow in a tub of very cold water until the burn stops hurting. It might take a while, since at first it will usually burn again as soon as you take it out.

If trying to get in the oven is hurting you, turning the oven very low or off so it can just sit without your attention for a couple hours might be a plan.
Oct. 1st, 2008 10:57 am (UTC)
after any burn i get in the kitchen i put on calendula ointment (found at a health food store) and it will heal it quickly, naturally, and no scar ~ aloe is good, but this stuff is amazing (IMHO)!!! O_O
Oct. 2nd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I did a similar thing a few days ago. I tied an icepack (or bag of frozen veggies) to my arm with a dishtowel, swapping it out as it lost its chilling power. Even so, it took HOURS for it to stop hurting like hell, but I only had minimal redness and blistering.
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