When I first received my tube of Lucas' Papaw Ointment from a dear friend last year, I've read raves about this miracle ointment! I've only used this on my lips like a petroleum jelly and I thought that's all I would use this for!
Who would have thought I'll be using this again? When this happens.... (Beware: Gross photo perfect for Halloween)
I may be a dedicated blogger but trust me when I say I did not do this on purpose just for the sake of review! *laughs* This happened 3 days ago when I was rushing to curl my hair for a special function to attend! Lo and behold, the curling iron slipped and fell straight on my leg! (FYI: Curling iron on maximum heat setting) Imagine those cartoon moments that goes "EOooooOOAAAWWWWWcccCCChhhhHH!!!!???" Yup! That's me!
I quickly scanned around my room in search for a toothpaste! I saw my Close Up White Now toothpaste but thank goodness my mind was still working as I don't want to put blue stuff onto the burn, I can't seem to find my regular toothpaste! The burn can actually go up to my "common sense" and put it to HALT!
For a split second, there was a tiny divine intervention, I remembered the Papaw Ointment and even bothered to check the description at the back....
A local topical application for boils, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, gravel rash, splinters, open wounds, insect bites and nappy rash. The ointment helps to relieve and cleanse.
I applied it directly onto the burn! You know what? I do not have a stash of huge band aid or even a gauze bandage! So I managed to slip into my dress and you know what shocked me? Even with the clothing rubbing directly against the burn and wound, its not as bothersome as I would've imagined!
I brought the Lucas Papaw Ointment and reapplied every hour and managed to survive the day like nothing happened!
What about taking a shower? I can't survive going out without taking a shower so I went to a local drugstore to purchase Nexcare Absolute Waterproof Adhesive Dressing with Pad. This costs me Php150.00 (approx $3.50) and it's worth every single penny!
I took a shower and it stayed with me for 2 days! I can even prolong the usage of this but I am just not comfortable seeing "blood stains" creeping out of the pad!
So I changed it and tried using a gauze which works well too! Minus the waterproof function though!
The paste-like texture of Lucas Papaw Ointment works like a charm! I am now saving this up! I am definitely not expecting for another burn but this one definitely is a gem in my medical kit! Sorry lips, there are many lip treatments out there but there's only a few of you that works like a charm with emergencies like this!
I've had bad burns before and 2 weeks isn't enough to heal! With the magical ointment, my burn may still look bad but I can feel it's healing! After 4 days of constant application.... (Beware again, still a photo for Halloween)
*sigh* Tips for everyone:
- Have a medical kit within reach inside the house
- Do purchase gauze and big sized adhesive bandages
- Whether you've been handling hot tools or dangerous objects for the longest time, accidents still do happen so always be careful! (I have to admit that I was daydreaming while rushing at the time this accident happened)
I'm leaving you with an I Wonder thought:
"Do You Panic in Emergencies Like This?"
I'd love to hear some stories from you and how you handle it!
I used to be a "Panicker-Nikkers" but wow! Times have changed and I've obviously changed! Since my mom's "bad operation" incident last year, I found myself self-composed at times like these!
Have a safe Halloween!