Natural Effective Pain Relief for Burn Injuries

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Introduction: Natural Effective Pain Relief for Burn Injuries

About: Thanks for stopping by! I'm Nir, and I'm a currently getting my PhD in physics. On my free time I enjoy building stuff :) Some of my upcoming projects - making a wooden drill-press, an automatic cradle rocker …

You probably won't believe this one, but trust me, you got to try it. This is helpful because it's instant and you can use it anywhere, at home or outdoors. It's something everyone should know!!

Step 1: Materials

You're almost done..

1. The smallest potato you have.

2. Knife

Step 2: Slicing

1. Cut a small piece of one end of the potato. (pic. 1)

2. Cut out some of the wet part of the potato, so that it fits the shape of your wounded area. (pic. 2,3)

Step 3: Apply It for Instant Relief!

That's it, all you have to do is apply the wet side of the potato on your burn injuries for instant relief.

You won't believe how helpfull this is. You have GOT to try it!

Now tell everyone you know about this! They can enjoy it too :)

*im not a doctor it's just a trick I know

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    26 Comments

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    Karma3948
    Karma3948

    6 years ago

    Mustard also works amazing! Well only if its not a popped blister it takes the heat away better then ice

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    70141 kid
    70141 kid

    6 years ago on Introduction

    dude does it even work because if you found that on the internet then that means you wrong. And plus you need proof.

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    AdrianV7
    AdrianV7

    Reply 5 months ago

    See my (lengthy) reply above. WHITE toothpaste. I have proof it works. I even have side-by-side proof it works.

    I've never tried the potato thing, but because of the water content and I suspect the fact that the potato has a low pH, it might just work

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    NirL
    NirL

    Reply 5 months ago

    The potato thing does work:) it provides instant pain relief and no long-term effects. I haven't tried white toothpaste, but thanks for the idea! And thanks for the comment:)

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    NirL
    NirL

    Reply 6 years ago

    This works because It works, and my father taught me:) you
    Will get your proof when you try it!:)

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    Code Breaker
    Code Breaker

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I've burnt my fingers many times whilst soldering, as long as it's not a open wound, there's a simple thing that is in every house that'll take away the pain, guess what? its toothpaste! smear it over your burn, it will instantly take away your pain, leave it and let it dry and that's it. No need to kill and vegetables :) ...lol

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    AdrianV7
    AdrianV7

    Reply 5 months ago

    I agree with the Toothpaste method. I've used it MANY times, including after having stepped barefoot on burning coals and having blisters the size of large coins. NB! Use only WHITE toothpaste, the blue gel toothpaste does nothing. Coming back to the blisters on my feet, no pain after 20-30 seconds, no water in the blisters, no raw exposed areas after the skin finally sloughs off after a few days, just nice clean, pain-free new pink skin. And that's after working in the bush (in boots) every day after getting the burns.

    Better than any burn medication you can get from a pharmacy BY FAR!

    In my youth, I was at a Fusion Sushi Bar, and was sitting with my wife and two friends in front of the chef who was cooking our steaks in front of us while sprinkling some sort of alcohol from a bottle onto the steak. I was turned sideways to talk and holding a cup of Saki in my left hand at about face height. There was a blowback into the alcohol bottle through the spout, and the explosion blew the spigot on the bottle out. I was covered in burning alcohol and oil from the cooking surface, covering my left arm, the left side of my face and my left ear and neck. Luckily I was wearing a cotton shirt. The friends that my wife and I were out with that evening were a doctor and a dentist. The doctor walked me quickly to a pharmacy, and we got burn ointment. I also bought a tube of tube of toothpaste, and told the doctor I would prefer the toothpaste, and she told me that it wouldn't work. She applied the burn ointment to me arm and neck, at which point I refused any more and applied the white toothpaste to my face and ear. The areas I covered in toothpaste stopped hurting immediately, but the burn ointment did nothing for the pain. We abandoned the evening and drove home. I kept applying the burn ointment as recommended (which still did nothing for the pain, which was intense), and the toothpaste as and when it dried up and some pain returned.

    Two days later, the areas where the burn ointment was applied was a mass of raging and really painful blisters, and the areas where I had applied the toothpaste were totally pain free and dry loose skin.

    30 years later, I have large scars.where the burn ointment was applied, and perfect skin where the toothpaste was applied. You make up your mind. I will be using WHITE toothpaste.

    (Just a note, when we got to the pharmacy with our doctor friend, the pharmacist took one look at me and asked if we'd come from the Fusion bar. Clearly this was a common occurrence. When I got back to the restaurant (walking distance) to fetch my wife and go home, the owner of the restaurant said that he would not charge me for my meal (which I never even got to eat). I should have sued his pants off, but I was young and a pacifist.)

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    Bensisva
    Bensisva

    6 years ago

    The easiest way is to touch your lower ear with your burned fingers as soon as posible. The Ear absorb the heat in seconds. Believe me.

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    NirL
    NirL

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I hope that even though you're joking, one day my potato life hack will do you good :] see you soon on my next instructable! or yours?

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    Bensisva
    Bensisva

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm not joking, this trick is applicable when the burn is not severe nor open wound.

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    Allie Gilbert
    Allie Gilbert

    6 years ago

    I have got a lot of burns before this will be so useful! I am definitely gonna try this out!!!

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    Tigger32810
    Tigger32810

    6 years ago on Introduction

    The pain from a burn comes from the difference in the air temp and the temp of the burn. Cover the burn with ANYTHING that will keep the ambient temp air from the burn. Within seconds to a minute the pain is gone. I personally know this after suffering 3rd degree burns twice and severe second degree burns I can't count how many times. Ice feels best but one the burn is covered......pain gone and you aren't tied down trying to hold anything on the burn.

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    THEFIRSTBDC
    THEFIRSTBDC

    6 years ago

    Whatever you do...don't use that rusty knife for any surgical procedures!

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    VivienneM
    VivienneM

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    NOW you tell me. I just removed my neighbor's appendix with a rusty knife, and sewed him up with dental floss and a porcupine quill. I just asked myself, "What would MacGuyver do?"

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    e-foo
    e-foo

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I think that's a reflection. I really hope so.

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    Seth_f15
    Seth_f15

    6 years ago on Step 3

    i will be sure i will remember this when i am working with paracord