Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Burns in babies

It has been such a long time that my blog remained inactive, owing to being busy with my son!! :) Now that he is 1.5 years, things have picked up pace as he is running all over the place!!! :) Time just flies.....:)

Recently, he burnt his finger when his curiosity took over him and he touched a bowl of hot water. Curiosity because I had asked him not to touch and exchanged our little "danger" sign. Yet the accident happened.

Immediately I remembered my mom's advice of handling burns and within 30 minutes, he forgot he had burnt his finger and it did not even leave any mark.

It is my prayer that your baby is protected and has no such incidents. But, God forbid, if it happens then the following may prove helpful:

a) Immediately, allow the burnt area under plain running water for a minute or so. Avoid ice water as it may cause blisters.
b) Pat it dry and rub the area with cut potato.
c) If no potato, apply honey on the affected area.
d) After a while, apply calendula cream. Within minutes, it will alleviate the pain.
e) If calendula cream not available or not sure of the efficacy of it, then simply apply boroplus or borolene or apply some more honey.
f) Once the child is soothed a little, give him or her some warm milk with turmeric powder mixed in it. This really helps a lot to alleviate the pain.

These were a few things in my knowledge, of course, there would be many more. Readers please share some more home-remedies for the benefit of all.

With best wishes to the parents and prayer of safety for the babies, I sign off!