Burns are classified in three different severities.
First degree burns affect only the outer layer of the skin and cause
redness and sensitivity. Second degree burns go deeper into the skin
reulting in blistering, acute pain and redness. Third degree burns
destroy the thickness of the skin and possibly the underlying tissues.
Surprisingly, third degree burns, despite their severity, have little
or no pain assoiciated with them because the nerves in the skin have
been severely damaged.
Oils Suggested for Treatment:
|Suggestions for Use:
- Add ten drops
of essential oil to the bath and soak for fifteen minutes
- Dab the area
with a couple of drops of essential oil placed on a cotton ball
- Use a cold
compress by soaking a cloth in cold water and adding approximately
2-5 drops of essential oil. Hold the compress on the affected area
for approximately 15 minutes to relieve pain and swelling
A third degree
burn requires immediate medical attention. Do not attempt to treat
the injury yourself.
Watch for signs
of infection (odor, puss) and contact your health care practitioner
if infection appears to be present.
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