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Get Burns, Don't Do These Things!!

Get Burns, Don't Do These Things!! Illustration-Burns (Photo: shutterstock)
Sunday, 24 March 2019 - 11:08

TIMESMALAYSIA, JAKARTA – People will run to their bathroom and get some toothpaste when they get burns. But, is this treatment effective? Oh boy, it's not. Tooth paste will just make it worse. However, according to Hello Sehat there are several other things that are actually not allowed to treat your burn. What are they? Let's check it out.

1. Tooth paste

Putting toothpaste on burn area is the most common remedy. However instead of providing any relief, it will only make it worse. As toothpaste contain harmful chemical like calcium and peppermint, it increase the risk of contra infections and also effects the tissue of the skin.

2. Ice, ice water

Severe burns shouldn’t be treated with ice or ice water because this can further damage the tissue and could get you some infections. The best thing to do is cover the burn with a clean towel or sheet and head to the emergency room as quickly as possible for medical evaluation.

3. Veggie oil

Veggy oil might be good for your healthy skin but not to your burn. Veggie oil or greasy substances may cause infections and will have to be removed by the ER doc, making it harder to treat the wound.

4. White egg

Another urban legend, like those what we have above, tooth paste, ice, and oil. People say white egg will help you treat your burn. But it's all wrong. The white eeg will only get you infection. Some people might alerguc to it.

5. Butter

As well as oil, butter will only trap the heat on your skin, and will only make it worse. It won't help you in anyway. Butter will only add some more infection to your burns. So skip these things to treat your burns and call the doctor immediately for a better treatment.

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Editor : Khodijah Siti
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