More OW! than glow? Following is a simple, safe-yet-effective, less-ouch procedure you can use as Skin First Aid for minor wounds, burns, cuts, scrapes, eczema, atopic dermatitis, herpes, infections and other skin lesions. Effective enough for use on post-sport scrapes and some immuno-compromised patients or those needing more involved medical management. Gentle enough for pregnant or nursing moms and babies (even newborns).
As with all things skin, consult your dermatologist. As with all things baby, consult your pediatrician. For medically-compromised patients, consult with a physician prior to performing any first aid.
1) DISINFECT YOUR HANDS.
Apply VMV HYPOALLERGENICS® Grandma Minnie’s Kid Gloves Monolaurin Hand Sanitizer liberally all over your hands (or over the hands of the person performing the first aid). For even better disinfection, wash your hands with soap and water for about 30-60 seconds before applying Kid Gloves.
Monolaurin is clinically proven to be as effective at disinfecting as 70% isopropyl alcohol (without drying out the skin) as well as leading topical antibiotics, antifungals, anti-yeast, and antiprotozoal medications.
2) CLEAN THE LESION.
Kid Gloves can also be used to clean out a wound, but it will sting. For ouchless wound cleaning, use Grandma Minnie’s Oils Well Nurturing Do-It-Oil instead.
This USDA-certified organic virgin coconut oil has antimicrobial properties that are native to coconut oil but its also infused with monolaurin.
Pour it directly over the wound to flush out dirt and debris, or pour it on cotton to dab at the wound.
3) DISINFECT + START THE HEALING PROCESS.
Apply Grandma Minnie’s The Big, Brave Boo-Boo Balm liberally on the wound (dab gingerly or spread—depending on the size of the lesion and how painful it iusing a clean finger or with a q-tip).
Again with monolaurin, this topical antibacterial is an ouchless disinfectant and effective antibacterial ointment that soothes the lesion, kills microorganisms, and helps hasten healing.
Boo-Boo Balm can also be used on lesions from minor burns, eczema, atopic and other types of dermatitis, and herpes lesions on the lips or other skin.
IMPORTANT: This procedure does not replace proper first aid or trauma procedures for serious injuries. For more serious injuries, get medical help right away.
NOTE for ACTIVE FLARE-UPS: During active flare-ups of atopic/seborrheic/other dermatitis, even plain water can feel painful. During an active flare-up, do not apply anything on the skin without consulting a dermatologist first.
For First Aid from a reaction to a product (due to improper application or other causes):
- Read Reactions for a better understanding of why they can occur, or
- Reaction to a Product: 7-Day Skin Fast for a procedure to follow after a reaction.
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