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How to treat a MINOR burn with an Aloe Vera plant!

~*~ OKAY LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR, I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADVERSE AFFECTS OF TREATING YOUR BURN I N THIS MANOR. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE USE YOUR COMMON SENSE AS I CAN NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS OR INACTIONS. FOR THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES (THE NHS OF THE UK) ADVICE ON BURN TREATMENT PLEASE GO TO THE FOLLOWING LINK! www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Burns-and-scalds/Pages/Treatment.aspx  ~*~

Now we have the dreadful use of the CAPS lock key out of the way, please let me first appologise for its use, I loathe it... It makes my eyes want to explode, but I have to make sure i cover my bases. For the record I am a fully qualified HSE First Aider and am therefore qualified to administer emergency aid.

If you have the common sense to use this information without causing yourself injury ... please read on to the next step.




Step 1: Sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin

Let me explain this Instructable, The other night at Scouts, we where soldering an LED to some wires (I may make an Instructable of what we where making eventually) and I managed to drop the red hot soldering iron onto the back of my and burning my finger (see picture... I want sympathy dammit it hurt!)... I did the usual trick of running it under a cold tap immediately, and despite stinging like hell I carried on like a trooper and after the meeting went home. I didn't even swear infront of my Scouts, aint'cha proud? ;) hehe

Knowing that I had only obtained a MINOR burn, I decided to treat it with Aloe Vera which has many medicinal properties. In burns it soothes the sting, cools the skin and speeds up recovery time (IN MY EXPERIENCE)

Over the next few steps I shall show you how to harvest the Aloe Vera and how to administer it. Apologies for the poor photo quality, as when I burnt my self I only had my cellphone on me, so where I have googled the images I have accredited them to the sites they rightly belong to.

 
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Very good. I just broke a piece off of my plant today for my cracked lips.
Biggsy (author)  masterochicken4 years ago
I accdentally got some Aloe Snot in my mouth when i burnt my finger... The thought of putting it on my lips doesnt seem right... it tasted foul... but if it works cudos :)
Yeah. It tastes awful.
ac1D4 years ago
No it did not get filtered ;-)

My mother do that all the time, it's a really nice trick wich really work.
Everyone should have an aloes plant at home ;)
Biggsy (author)  ac1D4 years ago
Oh GOOOD I was beginning to get worried it would never show up!...

We use ours for all sorts of things... really usefull little plant
Biggsy (author) 4 years ago
I have a funny feeling that this has been cought up in the filters....