The Doctors: How to Treat a Burn: Don’t Use Butter or Ice On Burns

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The Doctors TV Show did a show on 5 Minute Fixes for many everyday problems to promote their book The Doctors 5-Minute Health Fixes: The Prescription for a Lifetime of Great Health.  One topic covered on The Drs TV Show today was How to Treat a Burn.  For this common kitchen injury, how many of you would turn to butter or ice when you burn yourself?  These are the wrong Burn Remedies!

The Doctors: Don’t Treat Burns With Butter or Ice

The Doctors said that by using butter on a burn, you actually increase the heat in your burn and can breed infection.  Ice is also the wrong cure for The Doctors Burn Treatmenta burn on your skin.  Here is are some tips from The Doctors on How to Treat a Burn:

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The Doctors TV Show: How To Treat a Burn

1.  Submerge the burn in cool water for 10 minutes.

2.  You can apply a cool compress, but not ice.

3.  Aloe Vera is a great remedy for burned skin.  You can also use a non-stick bandage, but avoid stick bandages as it can rip apart the blister that forms over the burn.

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4.  Never, ever, ever, pop a burn blister.

5.  If the burn is extensive or if you are in doubt, please go see your doctor right away.

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