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Well-researched home remedies can be wonderful. You can achieve incredible relief with a lot of natural ingredients (if you know what you're doing), and sometimes you can even save yourself a trip to the emergency room.
However, from time to time, a well-intentioned home remedy goes awry. That's what happened to a Malaysian woman in June 2019 after she decided that the cooling properties of peppermint toothpaste could do wonders for relieving the pain of a hot oil burn on her hand.
Lower the Colgate tube immediately.
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Proven and proven home remedies for burns include cold water, aloe vera, tea bags and even honey. And although all home remedies must be performed under the guidance of someone who knows what they are talking about, this woman's doctor wants to make one thing perfectly clear: do not use toothpaste!
Dr. Kamarul Ariffin, or "Dr. Chaku "as he is known in TwitterHe shared a graphic photo of his patient's swollen hand and urged others not to try the same remedy. You will be forgiven for taking a second to find out what the picture shows; The poor woman's hand is swollen to double its original size, it is deformed and covered with unsightly blisters.
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We can only imagine how much pain she had.
"If you experience burns," the doctor warned. Twitter, "Do not put toothpaste, gamat oil, flour, soy sauce, (or) eggs in the burn area. It can cause severe inflammation and risk of infection, "he explained.
The doctor shares a horrible photo that shows why you should never use toothpaste to relieve burns https://t.co/1uZ3Ptssrr
– The Sun (@TheSun) June 15, 2019
The doctor added that if blisters occur as a result of a burn, the patient should never, under any circumstances, open them. Pop-a-holics (and we know you're out there), be careful. This could cause a serious infection.
Dr. Ariffin advised, on the other hand, that anyone who has been burned should follow two essential steps. First, remove all burned clothing or jewelry from the area, unless it has merged with the skin. Second, rinse the wound with warm, clean water for 20 minutes. Do not use cold water or ice.
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Kamarul Ariffin Nor Sadan added a new photo. ဒီဇင်ဘာ 19, ဗုဒ္ဓဟူးနေ့
"If it's a first-degree burn," the doctor added, responding to the anxious questions of his followers in Twitter, "(You) can apply aloe vera, if it is a second or third degree burn," he continued, "consult a doctor before applying anything."
Dr. Ariffin also clarified that people with more severe burns, burns in sensitive areas or burns larger than the palm of their hand should seek immediate medical attention.
Jika and mengalami kelecuran, jangan letak ubat gigi, minyak gamat, tepung, kicap, telur dan sebagainya di kawasan lecuran.
Ia boleh menyebabkan inflamasi yang lebih teruk give berisiko terkena jangkitan. pic.twitter.com/ikNKYgFGtd
– Kamarul Ariffin (@dr_chaku) June 12, 2019
Colgate, the makers of toothpaste that the Malaysian woman used to try to calm her own burn, issued a warning. "Toothpaste contains abrasives and detergents that work well to clean your teeth," the company said, according to The Mirror, "but not so well to relieve the pain of a burn."
The wise advice of the Malaysian doctor provoked a lively debate on social networks. It quickly became apparent that the unfortunate victim of the mint-flavored home remedy experiment was not alone in thinking that toothpaste is a miracle solution for everyone.
"So suggesting a toothpaste for everything might not be the best idea after all," wrote a cheeky reader, according to The Sun.
While toothpaste is better for what it was designed for (yes, that's right: cleaning teeth), numerous sources suggest that peppermint-flavored pasta has other beneficial uses. Imaginative hacks include the use of toothpaste to polish silver, repair CD scratches, whiten piano keys and clean shoes.
Kamarul Ariffin Nor Sadan added a new photo. အောက်တိုဘာ 13, သောကြာနေ့
It should be noted that, although these applications are unlikely to produce blisters, none of them has the official backing of toothpaste manufacturers. While your sneakers can benefit from a mint scrub, when it comes to your own skin, it is always best to seek the advice of a doctor before being seduced by home remedies.
Certainly, we hope that the woman shown in the photo has regained her health and regained full use of her hand after her worrying experience.