Wednesday, June 15, 2011

She got Burnt!

SubhanAllah! I miss blogging!! We have been very busy with HSing, home, beach, packing for vacation, and learning from experience!

We have just been on a rolloaster of test from Allah swt, which ofcourse happens to teach us a lesson and make us a stronger believer! Be'eznillah hu tala

Well, a few weeks ago our little princess got burned with boiling water! (I can imagine all your OMGs!!) Alhumdulillah Allah swt is MOST KIND! He protected her face and chest. The water fell on her left shoulder and back. As a mother! first few minutes I panicked, but then I said to myself if I don't calm down I can't help her! So..Mama took a deeeeep breath and gentle took her shirt off, and did what she thought was required.

What was it that I thought was required you ask??

1.   I applied Aloe vera gel by Forever Living (great products, do check them out). I had to however stop applying this gel on the third day because, as soon as I applied it she was very restless and seemed like in pain. Maybe it was causing some sort of burning sensation on her burn. I immediately washed it off. After that only used the fresh Aloe vera.
2.  Pulled out my "Encyclopedia of homeopathy" and "Prescriptions of Natures cures" to see what I   could give her right away for pain relief, and start her treatment.

  •  Homeopathic remedies

    • Arnica 30 (always a GREAT pain reliever) 
    • Cantharis 30 every 15 minutes for 1 hour, then twice in 4 hours till next day and then cut it to 4 times a day. Now she is taking it once a day. (I have to add that she also had 6 teeth come out at once and 4 of those were molars! MashaAllah, she was/is so brave and patient about it all. May Allah swt increase her more in it. Ameen!)
3.   Made my own aloe vera gel at home with Aloe vera (from home) and honey. You can also use this recipe to make a better one but we couldn't find Vitamin C powder sadly.

4.  Gave her a HIGH dose of vitamin C and E to help her heal for over a week. I ONLY gave her FOODS that were high in Vitamin C and E, no supplements

5.  Applied Calendula Tincture ointment 3 times a day for the first week after cleaning her burn gently while she was played in the bath tub. Still applying once daily.

6.  Also applied Memo a herbal antiseptic for the first 4 night.

7.  Started applying a vitamin E essential oil once the wound was completely healed.

8.  We decided not to do a dressing on the burn because she was getting irritated by it. We also found that it was healing faster without any dressing, as long as the burn and her environment was clean to protect from infections

9.  Applied honey directly but she hated it! only used it with the aloe blend.

10.  Washed the burn with Zamam and Calendula soap 3 times a day for until the burn was completely healed and once a for 2 weeks. 

11.  Applied a Propolis cream 
13.  Gave her lost of fluids and water.

How she got burned you ask?

Well, I recently swtiched to using water insted of oil when frying an egg. Alhumdulillah it was water not oil! It all happened in seconds...she tumbled and fell on the stove, the stove shock and the water fell on her. I usually use the back stove tops, but this time they were out in the lving room playing and in a second ended up in the kitchen!...It was just something that was wrtten. It was Qadr! with wisdom beyond our perception to encompass, unless Allah swt shows us the wisdom.

What one should do when one gets burned (things I didn't do, due to not knowing and lack of resource)
  1. Wash burn immediately with moderately cold water for about 15 minutes. This will stop the tissues from farther burning and provide pain relief.  This is only for first degree and second degree burns DO NOT do this to a third degree burn!
  2. Dip and clean gauze in a diluted mixture of Catharsis mother tincture and water. Apply the wet gauze on the burn for 15 minutes do this repeatedly until completely healed.
  3. Essential oils such as  lavender oil, tea tree oil and eucalyptus oil with very powerful antiseptic and immune stimulator. They are known to help heal burns, cuts and wounds
Things to keep in mind if you are planing to treat a first or second degree burn at home.
  1. Always keep the burnt area clean to aviod infections.
  2. You need to know what degree of burn it is, you can easily google it and read about it! You have to be sure of what degree burn it is in order to start the treatment.
  3. Watch out for symptoms of infection, such as pus, yellow or green discharge, bad smell coming from the burn or blood. Immediately consult a doctor! 
  4. If you are not confident enough to take the charge of  healing the burn at home then its better you do not! (In my case despite the fact that I had a LOT of pressure to take her to the hospital, I chose not to, and Alhumdulillah Allah swt granted her shifa! Alhumdullilah my husband was supportive of my decision as well, although inside at first he wanted me to take her to the hospital, and also mentioned it a few times. BUT, when he saw her healing he was satisfied and supportive of helping our daughter heal safely at home.)
  5. My brother and father in-law mentioned a stove guard that you can put in front of the stove, I will be investing in getting one inshaAllah. 

I have shared all this information with you all in order to help you to be able to help a burned victim (Na'uzubillah) with home remedies rather then rushing to the hospital. In case of a third degree burn (where the burn has reached the third layer of the skin) rush the victim to the hospital for medical care. Also, if you are unsure of how to go about the procedure of home treatment of a burn, you will be better of seeking professional care. Before you do something you have to believe in it!!

Last, but not the least, I would like to say we should ALWAYS remember that shifa comes from Allah swt ONLY! If He wills He can put shifa in plain water! so its very important to remember Him a lot and ask for His Divine Protection and Healing.

NOTE: I have a Pdf version of the book "Encyclopedia of Homeopathy", if you are interested in a copy, mail me at I would be more then happy to share it with you, it's an amazing reference book to have. :)


  1. Assalamu alaikum,

    I'm glad that your daughter is in good health alhamdulillah. And subhanAllah you are a strong mother who is taking care of a burnt child. I also got burnt when I was a little girl, I do not know what my parents did but I was at home and got better quickly alhamdulillah.

    I'm also interested in Homeopathy but do know much about it. I think as time permits I will try to find the books you mentioned and read more on this subject.

    Jazakhillahu khayr for sharing dear sis,
    May Allah protect you and your family and keep you safe! ameen.

  2. Walikumasalam wr wb sister Umm Sara,

    These books are great for first aid remedies, colds and flus. The are very simple to follow, even if you don't have to much background in it you can still follow along with the remedies the book suggests and inshaAllah you will find them helpful. Feel free to ask any questions about it, I would be glad to help!

    I can email you the pdf of "Encyclopedia of Homeopathy" if you are interested.

    Wa eyak! and Ameen to your dua


  3. Assalaamu Alaikum sister!

    Subahanallaah. May Allaah make it easy! I am glad your daughter recovered and masha Allaah you have been a brave mother. May Allaah bless you. Jazzakillaah Khayr for sharing all those wonderful tips.

  4. @ Umm Maimoonah Walikumasalam wr wb,

    I have to say the one brave in the whole things was my daughter! mashaAllah she was so Saabir! And her strength gave me even more strenght to deal with the situation. BarakaAllah hu feha!

    Wa eyaki!

  5. Bismillaah

    As Salaamu Alaikum

    Mashaa'Allaah. Subhana'Allaah. May Allaah make things easy on you and your daughter Aameen. Thank you for sharing this beneficial info on how to handle this kind of situation. Baraka'Allaahu'Feekum. I would have been shaken up. Subhana'Allaah! I was scared when my first born put a bead up her nose- so I know this would have really scared me. I appreciate the post......May Allaah bless you and your family with good in this life and the next Aameen.

  6. assalamulaikum sister,

    it is very interesting to read your posts, i came to this site wanting to see the HAjj craft you have made..but am interested in having a copy of the book it too late to ask you for a copy?