Burns and Scalds


Personally I have repudiated the old method of treating simple burns and

scalds and, instead of applying oil or flour, have discovered for myself

that simply holding a slightly burned finger or hand in a running stream

of cold water not only gives instant relief but prevents the pain from

returning in any severity. Care of the injured part to prevent the skin

from breaking and causing a sore is the only thing left to be done.

However, here are the ordinary remedies for burns. Any of the following

things spread over a piece of linen or soft cotton cloth are said to be

good: olive-oil, carbolized vaseline, fresh lard, cream, flour, and

baking-soda. For serious burns a physician should be called.



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