To Butter or Not to Butter for a Burn. Stupid Tip of the Day:

By Tia Cristy

To Butter or Not to Butter for a Burn. Stupid Tip of the Day:

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You’ve probably heard of this. You get burnt by the stove or a fire and someone may tell you to put butter on it. Though this tip has been around for awhile, it’s not the best remedy for treatment.

Put butter in a hot frying pan and what does it do? It sizzles! So, why would you but it on a skin burn? Many say it helps expel the heat heat from a burn. But, butter also contains unseen bacteria. This can get into the burn and penetrate down deep, cause more harm than good in some cases.

The best tip for a burn is to eject the heat by first using room temperature water and slowly progressing to cold water. Soak the burn in cold water for up to 20 minutes to reduce scarring. Apply antibiotic cream to the burn and cover with a clean bandage or dressing. For pain, use an ointment that has a pain reliever. If burn is extreme, seek medical attention right away.

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