Don't know what's in this that works so well, but it's an absolute must in my first aid kit. Have used it twice in the backcountry, once on a scald and once on my badly burned thumb when I grabbed my hot stove in the wrong place. It takes the sting out within minutes and kept both burns from blistering. Allowed me to continue my trip with happy thoughts and changed what would have been a no sleep night from a throbbing hand into a restful evening with minimal discomfort. Fantastic on sunburns as well! Can't say enough good things about this product! I don't travel without it. One small packet will give you a day or two's continued applications. Two burned thumbs up!!!
Posted on 2/14/14 by maphalenWrite A Review
- Tech Specs
Single pack weight: 1/8 oz.
Single packet dimensions: 3.1” high x 2” wide
When using BurnFree Pain Relieving Gel, gently apply a liberal amount to the injured area without rubbing it into the wound. In order for the gel to be fully effective, it is necessary to apply a thick layer over the damaged area.
BurnFree® is classified as a Medical Device by the US FDA and by the European Community. It also carries the "CE" mark as required in Europe.
- Dissipates heat on contact
- Cools burn site and relieves pain
- helps stop the burn progression
- Meets ANSI standard for water-based burn treatment
- Portable, easy to use, and completely water soluble
- Additional Info
The first step in first aid treatment of burns is to cool the burning. BurnFree provides instant relief, soothing and cooling the burn. BurnFree is the most advanced technology in the first aid treatment of burn injuries using a gelling agent which allows the gel to remain stable when exposed to wide temperature variations. This assures that the BurnFree gel is viscous enough for it to remain on the burn wound and not run off.
Burn injuries can be compared to cooking a roast. Just as a roast will continue to cook after it is removed from the oven, a burn injury will continue to deepen as long as the wound is not cooled. When applied early, BurnFree products help to stop the burn progression and minimize the depth of the injury by cooling the wound immediately.
It is completely non-adhesive, nontoxic, and won’t irritate skin. ***BurnFree® is a highly viscous gel that effectively stays on a burn injury rather than running off the wound as water would. BurnFree® is 100% water soluble, which means it rinses off completely from a burn injury for any further examination and treatment. BurnFree® carries trace amounts of a natural extract called Melaleuca Alternafolia, or Tea Tree Oil. This extract is considered in many countries to have natural germicidal properties, which help to prevent infection and promote healing. BurnFree® contains anti-evaporative, thickening and preservative agents to maintain the gels viscosity and efficacy.