SOOTHE CUTS & BURNS

Prevention (USA) - - HEALTH - —El­iz­a­beth Hale, M.D., der­ma­tol­o­gist at NewYork Univer­sity Lan­gone Med­i­cal Cen­ter

“For oven burns, or even win­ter sun­burns, ap­ply cool milk com­presses. Milk, par­tic­u­larly whole milk, con­tains pro­teins, which help the skin re­pair it­self, and lac­tic acid and fats that help to hy­drate the skin. Keep­ing the skin hy­drated is the best way to help it heal it­self, and the com­presses are also very sooth­ing.”

“Manuka honey helps speed the heal­ing of cuts, burns, and other wounds be­cause of its an­tibac­te­rial and an­ti­fun­gal prop­er­ties. It’s rich in gal­lic acid and the an­tiox­i­dant quercetin, which both help with heal­ing. I rec­om­mend wash­ing the area and mas­sag­ing a small amount of honey di­rectly onto a cut.Then cover with an ad­he­sive ban­dage.” —Dr. Diane Mad­fes

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