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Friday, May 14, 2010

Burn Medacine - Biogaze

If you have burned yourself, you know how much it can stop you in your tracks and dampen the mood to make more beads. I was introduced to this wonderful product called Biogaze.

Here's how to use it:

Clean the burn or injury.
Pull the heat out of the burn with mild / room temp water.
NEVER EVER put ice on a burn, or use butter.
Dry the area.
Cut the gauze the same size as the burn and place onto burn.
Cover with bandage and don't get it wet.
Leave on overnight, redress, and use until pain or burn is gone.

If your burn is deep or down to the bone, see a doctor. Burns can become infected and cause more damage than expected. So play it safe and get medical help.

Note: Why do burns hurt? Because the air or oxygen is getting to it. If anything, cover your burn with a wet cloth. This will smother the burn, and help remove the heat.

Here are some links to the product.

An alternative is Silvadene. However, I have tried it, and not a big fan.

"Most important fact about Silvadene Cream 1%

Silvadene is a sulfa derivative. If burn wounds cover extensive areas of the body, Silvadene may be absorbed into the bloodstream, and if you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfa drugs, such as Bactrim or Septra, this could lead to a similar reaction. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced."

Or you can use honey.

Or the trusted Aloe Vera. Check out the link for many other uses.

Please keep in mind that everyone is different, and while one person may favor one remedy, another person may not. Please use caution whenever using medications and do not use products you may be allergic to. I am not a nurse or Doctor, this is only information provided to help you find something that works for yourself. Before using a new medication on an injury, please do a skin test in advance to verify that you will not react poorly. No reason to add insult to injury.

1 comment:

SteveB said...

Hi Christina,

The links you provide for Biogaze refer to companies based in The Netherlands. Is Biogaze available here in the U.S.? If so, where can I get it?