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Help! How to Prevent Burn Scarring

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Yesterday the back of my hand made contact with a hot oven rack. I put shea butter on it last night, it soothed the sting. Now it feels OK but is a little pink. How to prevent scarring, any tips? TIA

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KatCat11366984062.1316841 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

Go to the drugstore and ask the Pharmacist what is the best product. There are so many products to choose from and the Pharmacist usually knows what is best at least I found that to be true. Don't you hate those burns from the oven? Ouch!

Persephonel1366989158.3271922 PostsRegistered 9/11/2011
Lavender oil is good

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Buttercups1366994102.534093 PostsRegistered 5/15/2007

Pharmacist rec'd Mederma, that and keep the sun off it. I've used the silicone scar patches for incisions, but this Med. is different, hopefully will help fade.

Thanks.

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Homemommie1366995254.55133 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011
A couple of years ago I had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns on the top if my foot from spilling a stock pot full of boiling water on it -while- wearing wool socks. Needless to say that left a mark. My scar from that is actually less noticeable from some smaller degree burns I received before. What I did different this time was used Shea butter and lavender oil. The real Shea butter not the lotion that you buy at the drug stores. I buy mine at the farmers market. They actually scrape it out of the nut when you buy it so you know it's fresh and pure. Make sure you use lavender essential oil *not* fragrance oil. That combination will help with the scarring and speed the healing.

Nightowlz1366997922.2139418 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

ITA with the lavender eo. When I get a burn I grab it because it gets rid of the burning fast.

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Buttercups1366998033.324093 PostsRegistered 5/15/2007
On 4/26/2013 Homemommie said: A couple of years ago I had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns on the top if my foot from spilling a stock pot full of boiling water on it -while- wearing wool socks. Needless to say that left a mark. My scar from that is actually less noticeable from some smaller degree burns I received before. What I did different this time was used Shea butter and lavender oil. The real Shea butter not the lotion that you buy at the drug stores. I buy mine at the farmers market. They actually scrape it out of the nut when you buy it so you know it's fresh and pure. Make sure you use lavender essential oil *not* fragrance oil. That combination will help with the scarring and speed the healing.

If we don't have a farmers market can I get lavender EO at Whole Foods?

I'm sorry that happened to you HM... sounds painful.

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Nightowlz1366998423.9979418 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

You should be able to buy it at Whole Foods. I always look for 100% pure. Extraction method steam distilled.

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Homemommie1367000668.097133 PostsRegistered 10/16/2011
On 4/26/2013 Buttercups said:
On 4/26/2013 Homemommie said: A couple of years ago I had 1st, 2nd, and 3rd degree burns on the top if my foot from spilling a stock pot full of boiling water on it -while- wearing wool socks. Needless to say that left a mark. My scar from that is actually less noticeable from some smaller degree burns I received before. What I did different this time was used Shea butter and lavender oil. The real Shea butter not the lotion that you buy at the drug stores. I buy mine at the farmers market. They actually scrape it out of the nut when you buy it so you know it's fresh and pure. Make sure you use lavender essential oil *not* fragrance oil. That combination will help with the scarring and speed the healing.

If we don't have a farmers market can I get lavender EO at Whole Foods?

I'm sorry that happened to you HM... sounds painful.

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Absolutely Whole Foods should carry it. Actually they probably carry pure Shea butter as well.

soonersis1367005358.3571308 PostsRegistered 7/13/2009

I recently heard that Aquaphor was good for scarring. Have no personal experience with it though, so you might Google it to find out more.

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