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outlawmws
We all are handling hot items and are more exposed to flame than most, so this is far from off topic!

Keven (Whitegas Extraordinaire) posted a burn he collected, and I mentioned this there,  but I thought this should get general distribution:

We have all burned ourselves, if not in the hobby, from other sources or even the sun!

Aloe,  REAL aloe from the plant, works wonders!  (Caution for anyone that may be allergic of course)

Get an Aloe leaf and squeeze the gel inside directly on burns as soon as possible.  If you don't have a plant, go buy one (you can keep them in a sunny window in snow country), as the "Gel" sold in drugstores in almost useless.

I scalded my hand with boiling water a while back and while cool water on it helped, as soon as the water was off, It hurt - LOTS;

I got the same results with Aloe gel.

as soon as I put the real Aloe on the burn, it was instant relief!  AND it healed without blisters.  So cool water to cool the skin; then Aloe within minutes.  It's Bloody Magic

SWMBO did the same last week - -Same treatment and same results and today (Sunday, less than a week later) there is no sign of her burn, and no redness, she didn't even blister.  (Neither did I, and that surprised me)

This is a cutting I made last week (We keep a cut leaf in the refer with the cut end wrapped in plastic wrap for other uses as well)  These are usually twice as plump, but I hadn't watered for 2-3 weeks (I deep water that part of the yard with drip/mist stuff instead of weekly or biweekly...)

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I cut about a 1/2" of the end off (trim if dried out), slice the spikes off, then slice the segment in half exposing the inside, and simply wipe with that...  you can also squeeze the Gel out of the leaf.  A fresh cut leaf from a well watered plant will drip the stuff.


So my advise is get an Aloe plant (these are succulents and are hard to kill no mater how black your thumb is), and keep it, JUST IN CASE.  - In your yard if in temperate areas, or as a house plant if in snow country.  

You can easily plant these from leaf cuttings as well; let the cut part of the leaf dry for a couple of fays first,  they are VERY hardy!

My main clump of Aloe in the side yard:

ALOE cluster.jpg 

And some we had in pots but neglected and set aside for re-potting later...  (the pic isn't sideways; they fell over in a wind storm a couple of years ago...) You really have to work to kill this stuff, but its also well behaved -  not particularly invasive.


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Fj40z
Good advice Outlaw! We keep an Aloe plant in our kitchen window year round. It is by far the best thing for burns.

Stephen

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Gunhippie
+1!

I work with hot stuff--welding, 185F water, Coleman stoves and lanterns.... Aloe works amazingly well!

Living where Aloe can't survive outside and has to be kept in a fairly warm place indoors and near a south-facing window, I've tried the bottled gel. If you're very careful--read the ingredients!--you can get pure Aloe vera gel or juice and it works well, too.

Cleaning our Rinnai heater has left me scalded a few times (I'm getting better at it). Once, I opened the wrong valve at the wrong time and sprayed my chest with 185F water. I immediately stripped my shirt off, ran out to the little fridge I keep near the shop and grabbed the Aloe juice. The next day, most of the scald looked and felt like a very mild sunburn--except for one little patch near my throat that I'd missed. That spot was blistered and very painful.

I need to pick up a plant and see if it'll survive in the south-facing window of our boiler room.
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Whitegas Extraordinaire
You forgot don’t be stupid like Kevin!
I frighten easily!

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outlawmws
Or Outlaw, or Outlaw's SWMBO - we BOTH simply poured boiling water on our hands...  
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