Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A word of caution

.. to the enthusiasts of the habatussawda or black seed oil, pls do not apply it to burns in the hope of expediting healing. its actually 'panas' and will make things worse, as i unluckily found out. pls dont get me wrong, its great as a general remedy (the hubs will attest to that) but just not for burns.

No, never.

See, i actually burnt myself all over again. and the pain.. the pain is even worse than the 1st time. goes to show your hubby doesnt necessarily have the answer to everything hehehe (theres nothing to forgive babe.. we're in this together, for better for worse remember?!)

latest pic

After application on day 3, the initial redness slowly turned hideously blackish. its now day 6 and its still throbbing on & off. so.. just stick to cooling stuff like aloevera gel or the good doc's antiseptic cream. oil traps in the heat. the safest bet is to let it heal before trying any fancy stuff.

Dont let my experience go to waste will ya?!! bcos apart from the pain, it really isnt much fun having people throw you those unmistakable looks of distaste.

I just have a burn (even though it IS hideous beyond belief lol), i dont have leprosy.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

OUCH!!!! Just demand some tender loving care.
TN2

Justiffa said...

TN2 - yup, its TLC all the way ;)

dudae_simboyo said...

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i got one too back in October 05 or so. hurts bad... apply the cream, aloe vera whatever so that it will not leave any scars and after a while, the color should be the same as the reats of yours hand...

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dudae_simboyo said...

the rest, the rest of your hand....

Justiffa said...

DS - might be a mite too late :( the black seed incident has left the skin all leathery & 'krepot mepot'.. macam xde harapan je. neeways, applying vit e oil right now and hoping for the best.

*sigh* do u think he'll love me less? Ekekekeh ;p

Kak Teh said...

Oh no, kesian you!! Hope it is better now. Take care.

haza said...

That looks awful!!!! Like in a horror movie. I can almost imagine it hurts as bad. Hope it'll get better soon.

Justiffa said...

KT - thank god its soo much better now.. legaaa!! thx for the concern KT :)

Haza - mmg horror pun in more ways than one tp its nothing compared to what you're going thru surely.

*hugs* hope you're getting better in lightning speed :)