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Remedy for Burned Skin

In a review of 15 studies, New Zealand researchers found that burned skin covered with honey healed as much as four days faster than skin treated with antibiotic creams or sterile wound dressings. Seems the sweet stuff has powerful antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.

Study author Dr. P.C. Molan says it's ideal because it rapidly soothes the pain, promotes healing and prevents further damage.

Next time you singe yourself, cool your skin with cold water, spread honey on some gauze and apply it to the burn. Change the dressing twice a day. If it is a severe burn, see a doctor.

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