brush burn next to eye.
How to treat a brush burn?
- 16 Nov 2012 by Jim Pinel
- 16 November 2012
Always being very careful with your eye and not getting anything into it (if anything gets into your eye rinse with plenty of water) follow these guidelines:
1.-Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to avoid infecting the wound.
2.-Hold the burned area under cool running water for at least 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pain lessens. You can alternatively soak the area in cold water or apply a cool compress for 10 to 15 minutes. This process reduces swelling by pulling the heat away from your skin, and will help reduce the burning sensation.
3.-Wash the burn with a mild soap or antiseptic cleanser if there is any dirt or debris in the wound. This helps prevent bacteria from infecting the tissue.
4.-Pat the area dry with a soft, clean towel. Do not rub the area since this will cause pain.
5.-Apply an alcohol-free anti-inflammatory cream or spray to the burn. You can alternatively apply a dab of aloe vera to the area to help sooth the burn.
6.-Cover the burn loosely with a sterile bandage or gauze. Use medical tape to secure the gauze. This will help protect the burned area, reduce pain and allow it to heal more easily.
7.-Take over-the-counter pain medicine if the pain persists. Follow the instructions on the label.
8.-Change the bandages and check the burned area at least once a day. Most brush burns will heal on their own within a week. However, you will need to seek medical attention if you notice any signs of infection, including redness or swelling that spreads to other areas, pus, fever or worsening pain.
Source: eHow / How to Treat Brush Burns
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