Nettle. Burn and its treatment
Nettle is a flowering plant, stems andwhose leaves are densely covered with rather burning hairs. There are forty-five different species that represent this genus, which, as a rule, prefer a temperate climate. Often at
Nettles, which burn can be verypainful, with the help of burning hairs protects themselves from herbivores. This ability is possessed by most species of this plant. Each of the hairs in its structure resembles a large cage, similar to a medical ampoule. In its protruding tip contains silicon salts. When in contact with the plant, the sharp part of the "ampoule" breaks off. The tip penetrates under the upper layers of the skin, and the contents of the cell enter the human or animal body. In the nettle juice contained in the "ampoule", there are formic acid, choline and histamine. The effect of these substances on the skin and causes a sharp burn.
How dangerous is this?As a rule, the nettle leaves a burn, which is considered almost harmless. But at the same time, some plant species can cause very painful sensations. Sometimes burns can cause death. Such plant species, as a rule, live in tropical forests.
If there is a nettle burn, treat itproduced by yourself. First of all, the area of contact with the plant should be cooled. This will relieve the pain. To do this, you can put ice on the hearth of the burn or moisten it with cold water. In the event that relief does not come, it is recommended to use the ointment "Menovazine" or a solution of apple cider vinegar. By these means, the place where the nettle burned is treated. Unpleasant sensations can be eliminated with boric, camphor or salicylic alcohol solution. The center of the nettle burn can also be treated with anti-inflammatory ointments with the simultaneous use of antihistamines "Diazolin", "Fenkarol", "Suprastin" or "Tavegil". These actions will exclude the occurrence of an allergic reaction of the body.
In case of strong contact with the plant, the burnnettles (the photo of which you see above) may be accompanied by the appearance of blisters. To eliminate them, you need to make a lotion from a 100% solution of boric acid. To the affected skin can be applied moist gruel from the leaves of sorrel.
Unpleasant burning sensation from contact with the nettleis removed by the juice of an ordinary eagle. Burns and paste, cooked from ordinary baking soda and water, are eliminated. This tool is always available and efficient enough. Blisters from burns of aggressive nettle will disappear, and the pain will subside when a thin layer of ordinary clay is applied to the contact zone.