Treating Burns with Aloe Vera Gel
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Treating burns with Aloe Vera

For over 4,000 years Aloe Vera has been used to help with problems involving skin. The Aloe Vera plant originated in Africa and has over 400 different varieties which grow in most warm climates.

The Aloe Vera plant has a waxy outer surface, covered with small spikes, and has thick long leaves. The beneficial part of the Aloe Vera plant is in the leaves and is a thick gel. The gel of the Aloe Vera plant is incredible as it contains a huge amount of vitamins, minerals & amino acids that our body needs.

Aloe Vera is very useful when used on burns. There are three different classifications of burns:
  • First degree burns are red in appearance and there are no signs of blisters and the skin is not broken. First degree burns can be treated at home with no worries about infection. To treat a first degree burn, run cold water over the injured area and then apply Aloe Vera to the burn.
  • Second degree burns are extremely red and have signs of blisters. A mild second degree burn can be treated at home if the affected area is not too large. Treat the same way you would a first degree burn by running cold water over the burn and applying Aloe Vera to it. Be careful not to apply to much pressure to the burn as you can break the blisters. For a more serious second degree burn or one that covers a large area, seek medical help as large burns can get infected, causing many serious problems.
  • Third degree burns are black and the skin looks like burnt wood. The skin has died in a third degree burn and it is incredibly important that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to avoid infections. A large third degree burn can cause loss of limb or death.
For the first two types of burns, Aloe Vera helps with the healing process because it possesses antiinflammatory agents to help with swelling and redness, anti-bacterial agents to help protect against infection, agents that promote new cell growth to help new skin to grow, and minerals and vitamins to nourish the new skin that is growing back.

Aloe Vera is a great natural way to treat burns and get your skin looking healthy again.

[By +Oliver FLP]

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