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Avoid THESE measures if you suffer from kitchen burns

Kitchen burns are quite common but one should not rub ice on it or apply toothpaste as this can cause skin irritation. Know what else to avoid after suffering kitchen burns.

Health Desk Written by: Health Desk New Delhi Published on: April 26, 2022 23:50 IST
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Measures you should absolutely avoid after suffering kitchen burns

Usually while working in the kitchen, from cutting hands with a knife to burning hands, small incidents happen to everyone at one time or another. When such things happen while working, people ignore it as a minor injury and make some common mistakes. Due to this, instead of reducing the burning sensation, the pain becomes unbearable. To get relief, people immediately start applying many things from ice to toothpaste on the burning area.

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But did you know that doing so can be dangerous for your skin? In such a situation, today we will tell you about some common mistakes made during burning and their side effects.

Don't rub ice

The process of rubbing ice on the skin immediately after burns is quite a common practice that many people follow. There is no doubt that doing this reduces skin irritation. But you know that this should not be done, because after applying ice on it after the burn, heat and cold injury gets mixed on the skin. Because of this you can become a victim of thermal injury.

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Using toothpaste

It is also quite common to apply toothpaste to the burning area to get relief from pain. People think that toothpaste is cooling, so applying it to the affected area will reduce the irritation. But this is not the case at all. Toothpaste slows down the healing process by blocking the pores of the skin.

Popping blisters

After burning the skin, blisters or blisters often occur on it. In such a situation, some people start extracting water by breaking it to get rid of the blister. However, this should not be done at all, because by doing so the risk of skin infection increases and then the problem remains for a long time. So instead of bursting it, put a dressing on them.

Exposure to sunlight

After skin burns, direct exposure to sunlight is the most harmful. This is because the harmful rays of the sun work to increase your irritation further. Due to this, there is also a fear of boils on the skin. Therefore, it is better not to forget to cover the affected area before going out in the sun.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be taken as professional medical advice. Please consult a doctor before starting any fitness regime or medical advice.

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