Does the first-aid kit really help in burns and scalds? I don’t know: I never use it. I use toothpaste instead…
Domestic accidents occur mostly in the house. That is why most of us had first-aid kit in the house; just in case accident happened, we will be ready. Many burns and scalds occur in the kitchen. Sometimes it will leave a permanent scar, sometimes don’t, but most of the time it’s really hurt. Does the first-aid kit really help in burns and scalds? I don’t know: I never use it. I use toothpaste instead…
I really love to cook but I hate when accidentally I touch the hot pots or pans while cooking. Sometimes I accidentally dipped my fingers in the hot boiling cooking oil while deep-fried a chicken or fish (trust me, it really hurt when all of your fingers were dipped).
Other time, the hot cooking oil splashed onto me, hitting my face and hand (especially when I deep-fried a squid). Hot boiled water, spilled onto me while pouring it into a cup; touched a hot iron while ironing cloths; named it, I’ve experienced it all.
And in those horrible scenarios, what I did to relieve the pain was, I simply applied toothpaste onto the injured area, quite a thick layer. I will leave it for 3 to 4 hours before I rinse the toothpaste with running water. It is as simple as that: try it, it really works! Not only the mildly toothpaste relieve the burning pains, it also prevent the injured from becoming a blister and leaving the scalds without permanent-ugly scars.
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