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How To Treat Minor Domestic Burns

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From time to time we all suffer from minor burns and scalds in the home from coming into accidental contact with a hot plate, iron or spitting oil. The burn might only be small but it is painful and unsightly. This is one preventive measure that is also a cure.
What you'll need: 
Distilled witch hazel
Keep a bottle of distilled witch hazel in a handy place in the kitchen. It is cheap to buy and available from any chemist.
Immediately after receiving a burn pour a liberal amount of the liquid over the affected area. Do not dab with a towel or cotton wool. Leave to dry.
The witch hazel takes away the burning sensation and often prevents the wound from blistering if applied quickly.
Witch hazel has many uses in the home and can also be applied to bruises in the form of a compress. Keep a bottle in the bathroom as a back up to the one in the kitchen.


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