How To Ouchlessly Apply Boo-Boo Balm On A Very Painful Wound

My weakness isn’t seeing the blood and gore of injuries; it’s watching people in pain, particularly my young children. Boo-Boo Balm is ouchless as it is, but putting pressure on a throbbing wound can be agony. With my mom (VMV’s founding dermatologist-dermatopathologist), we’ve perfected a pretty awesome ouchless first-aid technique. Follow those steps first (ice the wound …

Try This Technique For Pain-Free First Aid!

By Laura “SLAM! 🙁 8yo’s finger got into a fight with a cabinet door and lost.” So went the caption of that photograph above when I posted it on Instagram. I took the photo after the ice packs had already reduced the pain significantly (my top, why-did-no-one-tell-me-about-this-when-I-was-a-kid tip below) because I wanted to know if my mom (dermatologist) thought I should to …

HELP! I’m Burnt To A Crisp: 10 Things To Do After A Bad Sunburn

I wasn’t good about using my Armada Sunscreen and…I’m a lobster (or crawfish in this case!) I am horribly sunburned — bright red, in lots of pain and want to avoid peeling! What do I do?? SUMMARY: Take an aspirin or another anti-inflammatory (if you’re not allergic; if you’re not sure, check with your doctor). …