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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I burned myself on a curling iron and it is healing, but it is itching, so badly, that it is driving me crazy!! I am trying not to scratch it, but it is really hard to distract myself. Anybody have any suggestions? Thank goodness this seldom happens. It is on my hand.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

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    Hate is a very strong emotion to feel over something you can't control. Since these type of shows causes you so much distress maybe you need to find something else to watch until you can view them without being angry about what happens on them. The only thing we can control in life is ourselves.

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    Neosporin has never ben very effective for me. Maybe the ointment, and not the cream? Is there such a thing? Is healing an inflammation? I'm confused.

    I'm trying really hard not to have to go to the store. I'd kill for a proven, natural remedy that might be in my kitchen.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    A cold wash cloth on the burn, will take the sting out. Must be a very wet cold cloth.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    ...I'm trying really hard not to have to go to the store. I'd kill for a proven, natural remedy that might be in my kitchen.
    If you have an aloe vera plant, tear off piece of a leaf and gently rub the gel onto your skin.
    Otherwise, make a paste of plain old rolled oats (oatmeal) and cool water, apply to your skin, let dry, and gently rinse.
    Or -- again with the oats -- mix with more cool water to make it a milky-looking liquid, then soak your hand in it.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    Neosporin has never ben very effective for me. Maybe the ointment, and not the cream? Is there such a thing? Is healing an inflammation? I'm confused.

    I'm trying really hard not to have to go to the store. I'd kill for a proven, natural remedy that might be in my kitchen.
    There is regular and then there is Neosporin with pain killer added. I was thinking that would numb the area so it didn't itch while it healed.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I appreciate everybody trying to help. What I ended up doing was putting a slightly thick coating of petroleum jelly over the scab, and the itching seems to have stopped immediately. I plan to buy some Neosporin ointment on my very next trip to the drugstore. Luckily, this burn happened several days ago and is not an open wound. I think I am the only person I know who does not keep Neosporin in the house. My skin, which has always been on the dry end of the spectrum, seems to do better with ointments than creams.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    I find the Neosporin cream (vs. ointment) to be a little more effective. It's less greasy and stays on the wound better AND doesn't absorb into the padding of the bandage as easily.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by prhoshay View Post
    I appreciate everybody trying to help. What I ended up doing was putting a slightly thick coating of petroleum jelly over the scab, and the itching seems to have stopped immediately. I plan to buy some Neosporin ointment on my very next trip to the drugstore. Luckily, this burn happened several days ago and is not an open wound. I think I am the only person I know who does not keep Neosporin in the house. My skin, which has always been on the dry end of the spectrum, seems to do better with ointments than creams.
    Petroleum jelly will soften the scab and there is a good chance it will come off when you are sleeping! Anything oily just makes a burn worse.

    The oatmeal solution is a great one. You can even put the oats in a piece of nylon ... or a knee high ... and then soak it in cool water and use it as a poultice.

    Also ... something you would use for a sunburn should help.
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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    The scab is a thin one, and it's closer to being healed than not; it's very flat. Plus, I don't have any stupid oatmeal in the house! The burn is not new, so it won't be getting worse unless I burn myself again in the same spot; the pain/burning/"hot" stage is long gone.


    In the sciences building, we used an industrial Unguentine ointment for burns. It knocked the pain out immediately. It was pretty amazing stuff. Fortunately, I only had to use it once.
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