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HOW TO TREAT A BURN USING HONEY

Besides certain snake bites, debilitating diseases, and/or being run over by
a steam-roller, the most disfiguring injuries are made by burns. The
following method has been tried and tested for hundreds of years, with
excellent results in all cases.

Immediately After Receiving The Burn

1 - Cool the burned area down as rapidly as is possible, to stop the flesh
from cooking any further. Use cold, running water and cool it to a
comfortable level; do not apply ice and freeze it.

2 - Pour enough clean honey over the burned area to overlap the wound and
cover completely with thin, flexible, plastic wrap. Do not skimp on the
honey ¬ you can never use too much (except to the extent that it drips all
over the place, making everything sticky and attracting insects). A thin
plastic bag or sandwich bag can be slit along the edges or corner and used
for the purpose of spreading the honey.

3 - Wrap the affected area with plastic wrap, such as cling wrap, being
careful to keep a layer of honey between the burn and the plastic. Secure
the plastic wrapping with gauze or crepe bandage and leave it alone for two
days.

During The Aftermath

1 - After 48 hours, open it up and check for infection. There will usually
not be any, as the burned flesh has been sterilised initially by the heat of
the burn(unless it was cooled with dirty water, there is little chance of
there being any noxious organisms present). However, don¹t panic if
infection is present: Have the victim eat a tablespoon of honey (preferably
unfiltered and/or raw honey, containing propolis [a highly antibacterial
product found naturally in raw honey], pollen, wax etc. The honey can be
disguised in a sandwich) three times a day. It is imperative that the wound
is not washed at all throughout this whole process. The honey must not be
washed off; simply add more each time the dressing is opened. The rationale
behind not washing the injury is that the honey forms a protective barrier
over the area, and removing it will permit exposure to the vulnerable
tissue.

2 - Charred or loose flesh may be removed with sterilised tweezers, but do
not force it if it adheres to the wound: it will disengage in time. Pour
more honey over the wound and cover, as before, with plastic wrapping and
gauze or crepe, once again leaving it for two days. Repeat the foregoing
process every two days.

3 - Continue to do this until the wound begins to granulate (about a week to
ten days), then leave the dressing off for an hour, after which, pour more
honey onto it and cover it up again. Again, do not be tempted to wash it!

4 - Now, every day, remove the dressing and leave the wound open for an hour
longer each day. After seventeen to twenty days, the wound should have
repaired enough to cover it with only a light dressing. At this stage it may
be washed with warm water only ¬ do not use soap or anything else ¬ and the
old honey removed. After a month, it should no longer require dressing and
normal ablution procedures can be commenced.

5 - If infection occurs and the ingestion of honey does not appear to help,
give the victim three bananas to eat every day, or give him a course of
potassium tablets for a fortnight, in addition to the three tablespoons of
honey. The honey and banana can be incorporated into a sandwich.

6 - The wound should heal up with minimal scarring, if any is evident at
all, after a month or two.


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