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