Your Answers to Burning Questions


Do not cool minor burns using ice

as it may stop important blood flow to damaged skin and cause further harm to the wound. Do not apply egg whites or butter as these could cause infection.


Always cover burns with a sterile gauze bandage.

Don't use fluffy cotton or material that may get lint in the wound. Wrap the gauze loosely to avoid putting pressure on burned skin. Bandaging keeps air off the burn area which reduces pain and protects blistered skin.


Protect the healed area

After healing, avoid tanning or exposing the area excessively to sun especially during the first 12 months. Tanning or excessive exposure to the sun may cause extensive pigmentation changes. Always use sunscreen to protect the area.

Did you know

Did you know that cooling the burn produces an analgesic effect (pain relief)? Therefore it is essential to completely stop the burning process and cool the wound as soon as possible.

Aluminaid. The Future of Burn Relief.

Usually your first reaction to a scald or burn is to run it under cool tap water but did you know that you can use Aluminaid Burn Dressings instead?

Aluminaid Burn Dressings cool and protect first and second degree burn injuries and immediately conduct heat away from the burn. This specialised dressing is thermally conductive and will consequently withdraw the heat directly from the burn into the burn dressing.

Once absorbed, it emits the excess heat into the surrounding environment. It is also a dry and sterile covering that provides a protective layer and is a revolutionary method of wound treatment. Aluminaid burn dressings are easy to apply and made from non-toxic materials. Always keep them handy at home.