Burns and scarring…
- Optimizing the environment for healing of acute or chronic wounds is as old as history. Hippocrates recognized the value for physiologically moist wounds to help heal. Over time, physicians had evidence that moisture was essential to support faster, less painful, wound healing with lower likelihood of infections. (Handbook of Cosmetic Science and Technology)
Did you know that 50.7 % of home fires start in the kitchen and that ~ 200K people are burned every year and seek medical attention ? Keep in mind that number is only of those people who went to the hospital or their health care provider, not including those who take care of their own burns.
The fact is, skin burn injuries are very common, with over one million burn injuries occurring every year in the United States. Skin burns can result from exposure to several possible sources, including hot water or steam, hot objects or flames, chemicals, electricity, or overexposure to the sun.
For a quick review of burns: There are 5 degrees, but the first 3 are the key.
The first degree for most of us can be a sunburn or minimal contact with a hot object that causes a redness, some pain and lasts for a few days. Keep in mind that this damage can be cumulative and result in cancer over time.
Then there is the second degree burn that includes the redness, swelling, blistering and lots more pain. Why? Because it penetrates the layers of the skin that contain your nerves which are injured.
Two layers of skin are affected, your epidermis and dermis. This level of injury can result in some skin loss. This amount of damage can take a week or more to heal the layers and it may leave a scar, without treatment.
Then there’s the third degree burns that go through your skin down to what’s called your subcutaneous tissue. With this level you actually destroy tissue and it can result in permanent scarring and takes months and needs medical attention. Curious fact it can hurt less as the nerves are destroyed in the burn area.
5 days of 3x antibiotic Day 7 of Zim Cream 21 days of Zim Cream
Still not healing ! Less pain and redness Almost invisible
“After burning my hand on an oven rack, I had tried to keep the blistered, peeling skin covered with clean bandages and Neosporin, but wound closure was nonexistent, it remained soft and wet, started turning a slight green color, and had very inflamed, red margins. After 5 days of this, I began using the Zim product three times daily without bandaging or Neosporin. After one day the wound was dry and margins less inflamed, and after 7 days the wound was both smaller and noticeably “calmer.” After three weeks there is only a small pink scar, which continues to improve with use. I scar very easily and expected significant scarring of this wound, however it has improved dramatically over previous wound care routines I have used. An added benefit I’ve noticed is the product leaves my skin very soft. I’ve only needed a drop the size of about half a grain of rice for each application as the product feels silky and spreads very easily.” -CW
The home care versions of using a triple antibiotic or some lotions may not be your best choice. Have you considered that most of the antibiotic products both branded and generic are bound to a petrochemical, petrolatum ? And we have not even considered the issues of changing the skins normal bacteria with an broad spectrum topical antibiotic.
Do you really want to put a potentially toxic chemical derived from oil refining into your wound ?
For more information see these sites for more reasons to not use these items:
Petroleum Jelly May not Be as Harmless as you Think or check out 8 Reasons and for some immediate alternatives see Petroleum Jelly has NO place in your lives and What To Use Instead.
Accepting the pain and discomfort of a burn is not a necessity. We at Zim Biosciences experimentally found that by using PlexProteintm as soon as possible after the injury we soothed the pain and limited the redness and more. Keep in mind that a serious burn should be addressed by your healthcare provider.
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