In 1871 ‘The Great Chicago Fire’ raged through that city for more than 30 hours straight. This tragic event gave birth to this ‘National Fire Prevention Week’ and that falls right in line with today’s ‘Fire Prevention Day’ energies. Both of these occasions provide annual informational and instructional events. Part of this info explains the different categories of burns. Burns are categorized in degrees that elevate in severity. First degree burns damage the first layer of the epidermis, while second degree burns damage the first and second layers. These burns can blister and become severely infected. Third degree burns are the most serious and demand immediate professional care. But while you are waiting for help, try to get the affected area under cold, gently running water. Carefully cover the burn with a clean cloth until you are in qualified hands. For lesser burns try putting mushroom slices on the affected area. Alternative therapies tell that fungus can actually help heal a burn. And now one of my personal favorites — for burned fingertips, simply hold your ear lobe by placing your thumb on the backside of the lobe and the burned tip (or tips) on the front. Keep them there for a full minute and, voila, no more burn! But just to be on the safe side, always seek out qualified care for any kind of skin burns and blisters.
By Ellen Whitehurst for Astrology.com