First Aid in a Flashlight

Updated: Sep 13, 2020

The other day my wife was baking some chicken legs for dinner. She has pulled the pan out of the oven and placed it in the center of the stovetop, which in the past this was her signal that the pan placed there was not hot. Well once that she had served up the plates and was starting to clean-up her work area, without thinking, grabbed the pan on top of the stove and forgot that it had been in the oven.

Once that it registered that the pan was extremely hot she dropped it and placed her hand under the water facet hoping to cool down her hand and start to relieve the pain from the burn, without a lot of success. It was at that point that we started to treat the damaged area of her hand with a Red Light Therapy device for less than two minutes and the pain started to subside. There were a total of four treatments, using the 660nm Red Light Therapy device, ranging over two hours. After that, our Celtic Meadow Cream with tea tree essential oil added to it was applied.

The quick action of using the red light therapy device has prevented the area from blistering and pain was controlled and by bedtime, there was no pain. She slept very well and was not bothered by any pain; woke up the next morning and all but forgot that she had burned her hand so badly.

As you can see from the picture of the single hand there is no burn and no blistering of the skin. The areas that were affected by the hot pan were the areas just behind the first and second fingers. Notice that there is no swelling of any kind; in the last picture, you can see no difference between the two hands themselves. The photos of the hands were taken less than 24 hours of the incident.

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