I want to continue with some tips for first aid situations.
If it is a very bad burn, or you feel you need to have your physician look at it, do that. Peace of mind is always valuable.
A Personal Story
About 12 days ago, when I was making dinner, I inadvertently picked up a plate that was siting on a burner on the stove with my left hand. I immediately responded, dropping/putting the plate down as carefully and as quickly as I could. The middle, inner areas of my second and third fingers were burned. It stung. It hurt. Blisters started forming almost immediately. I put a cool, wet cloth on the fingers. I also put some Calendula cream on while I got the homeopathic remedy Cantharis 30C.
I dissolved 3 – 4 pellets of Cantharis in 1/2 glass of filtered, spring water. I took one teaspoonful of the dissolved remedy, and continued to do that, every 1/4 of an hour, then every 1/2 hour and then hourly. Each time I took a dose, I stirred the dissolved remedy three times. In a first aid situation, taking the homeopathic remedy frequently is very helpful.
Within an hour after starting the remedy, the pain was gone.
Although, I was feeling better, I took another dose of the remedy the next morning. A dissolved homeopathic remedy is good for 24 hours.
As I wrote above, blisters formed almost immediately after the burn occurred. Over the next 4 days I was very careful about my hand. I didn’t want anything to bump against the area to break open the blisters, and I keep the areas very clean. The areas continued to be painless.
On the fourth night, I noticed there was a slight oozing of a clear fluid from one of the blisters. I covered that blister with a gauze bandage, keeping the bandage on during the night and the next day. The following evening, I removed the bandage, and the blister was gone. Actually the blister had flattened. The other blister had not oozed, but had also flattened. I think our bodies absorb the liquid. It is part of the innate healing abilities that our bodies do so well.
I did not bandage the area again. I let the area be exposed to air. I am still being careful with the use of my hand. Again no pain. I continue to watch the areas. The skin that is the flattened blister, continues to protect the burned areas, like a scab. I expect the skin to start to peel off. I use Calendula cream to help with the dryness of the skin. And I will continue to use the cream as needed, and if any tenderness or redness develops.
I have not taken any more doses of Cantharis. A homeopathic remedy stimulates the person’s own healing. If I started to feel some discomfort again, I would have taken another dose of Cantharis.
The Homeopathic Remedy Cantharis
Cantharis may be used in first aid, acute and chronic conditions. If it fits how the person is feeling, then it is used. For first aid situations, it is a wonderful remedy for burns. Also, it is helpful when someone is experiencing an urinary tract infection. Someone who would benefit from using Cantharis experiences pains that are cutting, smarting and burning. For UTIs, urination is very painful. I wrote a previous post about UTIs and mentioned Cantharis as one of the homeopathic remedies that can be helpful.
Suggested The Use Of Cantharis
Over the years, several of my patients and a yoga classmate have experienced burns, usually while they were cooking. I suggested Cantharis for them, taking it similarly to the way I did. All of them said how how helpful it was in the relief of the pain and the discomfort of the burn, and in helping to heal the area.
If you are wanting to use homeopathy as part of your health care, whether for first aid situations, acute situations, or chronic ongoing conditions, I would be happy to talk to you. I invite you to contact me here on this blog or through my website www.homeopathytoheal.com