IS CBD GOOD FOR BURNS? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
Whether you have burnt yourself on the stove, had another radiation medical treatment, or spent too much time in the sun, it is critical that you take care of burnt skin properly while it is healing. Proper care of damaged skin will not only help to keep you as comfortable as possible, but it will also help to ensure that the skin is able to heal quickly and easily without becoming infected. However, with so many post-burn skin care products on the market, you may be wondering what will be best for your damaged skin. One option you may not have considered previously is using a CBD lotion, before and after radiation cream, or oil to treat your burns. If you are looking for relief from burn-related pain, here is an overview of what you need to know about using CBD to treat burns.
WHAT IS CBD?
While there has been a lot of talk lately about CBD and the various health benefits it can provide, you may still be wondering what exactly it is. Known as cannabidiol, CBD is one of over 100 compounds called cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. Another of these cannabinoids, THC, is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis that causes the “high” sensation marijuana is known for. However, unlike THC, cannabidiol is not psychoactive and does not produce this high. Using products that contain CBD (but no THC) can then provide many of the same health benefits associated with marijuana without any of the psychoactive effects. While more research needs to be conducted to discover all of the health benefits this oil can provide, CBD has been shown effective at treating a variety of burns.
The Soothing Power of CBD
So how exactly do CBD-based products help to treat burns? One of the primary reasons cannabidiol is so great for treating burns is that it is known to provide pain relief and reduce inflammation by weakening cortisol secretion and decreasing blood levels. This helps to soothe the skin and relieve some of the irritation associated with burns. Additionally, CBD oil contains the terpene linalool. Terpenes are a class of compounds found in many plants, and linalool is known for relieving pain and providing a cooling effect, which could explain why CBD is so effective at helping to soothe burns.
CBD’s Antibacterial Properties
Another benefit of using CBD hemp oil on burns is that this may help to keep them clean. Whenever skin is damaged, it is critical to keep the area clean in order to prevent bacteria from infiltrating the weakened skin, as this could cause an infection. Fortunately, cannabidiol has been shown to have antimicrobial qualities, and it has been shown particularly potent against MRSA, which is one of the most dangerous pathogens known to affect wounds. Using CBD oil on your wounds can then keep them from becoming infected while reducing pain and swelling.
HOW TO ADMINISTER CBD FOR BURNS
Once you have decided to use cannabidiol to treat your burns, it is important that you use it properly. In order to see the best results, it is recommended that you use a topical product rather than an edible one. However, whether you decide to use a CBD hemp lotion, salve, or cream infused with the cannabinoid is up to your personal preference. Just make sure that you purchase it from a reputable seller in order to ensure that you are receiving high-quality CBD products. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly, and your skin gently, before applying a generous amount of the topical solution to your skin.
If you are looking to treat a recent burn naturally, you should consider the benefits using hemp skin care products could provide. Contact us to learn more about the numerous health benefits of CBD as well as to learn more about how this cannabinoid could help treat your burns.
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