By Maasi Muna
I hope all of you are doing well in this blessed month of Ramadan. Now, yesterday while cooking chicken roast for my kiddies, my face got splattered with hot oil & water. Probably the marinated chicken had a pocket of water which burst when I put it in hot oil. Thank God it was not fatal.
This made me think that most of us moms have had been burnt either in the kitchen or by the hot iron once, hopefully not fatally. The important thing is how to treat the burn efficiently & in a manner that it doesn’t leave a scar.
I burnt my foot about two years ago when I spilt boiling water on it. At that time I was in so much pain & shock that didn’t remember the first aid details which I had read about so many times. My mum-in-law applied Burnol on the burn & took me to the emergency. The medical staff at the ER peeled off my burnt skin & applied 2 ointments & sent me home. I was still in pain the next couple of days even after using the meds. My husband’s Doctor recommended me to a plastic surgeon who was also a burn specialist. He applied an ointment called Mycitracin and dressed it with gauze & crape bandage. He prescribed me antibiotics and sent me home. After about 2 to 3 hours my pain was gone, seriously I breathed a sigh of relief after suffering for 4 to 5 days. The magic potion here was “Mycitracin”. It is a first aid antibiotic ointment with pain reliever, a must have in all homes. It can be used for burns, scrapes, cuts, nicks, scratches and abrasions. I swear by this med, which I have used a couple of times even on my kids.
In Pakistan,mostly all homes carry Burnol for treating burns. Burnol may be effective but it does leave a scar and it does not relieve pain, absolutely not.
So all you moms out there who are preparing mouthwatering Iftari for your family please be careful & have experienced personnel do the frying. Please do keep this first aid medicine within reach.
Please seek professional help after immediately using first aid.
Good luck 😊😊
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