- Will Alocane® work on any type of burn?
- Alocane® is recommended by physicians and pharmacists for use on mild, first-degree burns, including flames or fires, sunburns, kitchen burns, electricity burns, burns from hot water, heat, or light. Alocane® also is great for temporary pain relief on itches, scrapes, cuts, bites, and scratches. For more severe burns, we recommend contacting you physician or a healthcare provider. Also, click here for more information on burns
- How do I treat minor burns?
- Minor first-degree and many second-degree burns can be treated quickly and effectively in the home if you follow these four simple steps:
- Run your burned skin under cool, running water until the heat of the burn has dissipated or for 10 to 15 minutes. Not only will the running water help cool your burn, it will also remove any debris or irritants that could prevent your burn from healing properly. Let your skin dry. Under no circumstances should you apply ice to any burn.
- When dry, apply ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel to the affected area. Do not use ALOCANE®® on raw skin or blisters.
- Gently apply a loose, sterile bandage to protect your skin from further irritation, which would delay healing. Be sure to change the bandage as needed.
- Re-apply ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel as needed but no more than three to four times daily.
- It may be tempting, but you should resist the urge to pop any blisters that have formed. Popping blisters makes it more likely for you to get an infection at the burn site, which will greatly hinder the healing process. Avoid using any home remedies like honey, butter, mayo or oil. These home remedies may not be sterile and may cause your burn to become infected. Most minor first-degree burns typically heal within 5 to 10 days. Second-degree burns, however, can take up two to three weeks to fully heal. Actual recovery time will vary depending on the location and severity of the burn site
- How do I treat sunburn?
- Although sunburns are extremely common, it is important to take your pain and peeling seriously. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and keep your burned skin out of the sun. Take a cool shower (do not use soap or body wash) and apply ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel to small sensitive spots like your face and hands for pain relief and to promote healing. Do not use more than directed. If your sunburn covers larger areas of your body, find a product containing Aloe vera more suited for slathering. Cover your sunburn until it has healed.
- Do home remedies work?
- Although many home remedies soothe the initial burn, they do not treat pain and can even make your burn worse. Lemon juice, mayo, butter, oil and ice are all popular home remedies that may lead to infection and other complications if used on damaged and susceptible skin. For a more detailed information on ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel versus home remedies, click here.
- Can I use ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel on an insect bite?
- Yes, ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel will treat the pain and itching associated insect bites or stings and minor skin irritations.
- Can I use ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel on itchy skin?
- Yes, ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel can also be used to treat pain and itching from poison ivy, poison oak and other skin irritations.
- Can I get Lidocaine poisoning from ALOCANE®®?
- ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel contains 4% Lidocaine, the maximum percentage approved by the FDA. Use as directed.
- Can I use Alocane® on a tattoo?
- Yes. ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel provides fast and effective relief for pain caused by getting a tattoo.
- Can I use Alocane® on my face?
- Yes. ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel can be carefully applied to the affected areas of the face, avoiding the mouth and eyes.
- Is Alocane® good for sunburn pain?
- Yes. ALOCANE®® Maximum Strength Emergency Burn Gel provides fast and effective relief from sunburns.
Treatment Questions Print
Created by: Jon Romanow
Modified on: Fri, 21 Aug, 2020 at 3:35 PM
Did you find it helpful?Send feedback
Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.