A Doctor Recommends the Best Home Remedy for a Burn

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Playing The Best Way to Treat a Burn

Doctor of Pharmacy Stacia Woodcock stopped by to correct “oops” you’re-doing-it-wrong medicine moments.

If you ever deal with a burn at home, there are lots of home remedies people might suggest, but there’s only one that Dr. Woodcock recommends.

Dr. Woodcock says putting ice directly on a burn could make the ice stick to the burn painfully, a la putting your tongue on a frozen pole (remember Ralphie?). Instead, she suggests submerging the burn in cool water for 15 minutes, then drying with a lint-free cloth and applying a clean bandage.

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Stay away from creams, toothpaste and any other remedy your friends may suggest in the heat of the moment.

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