Quoting Dr. Dan Dean, Mt Pleasant, Michigan physician, "I have used
Emu Oil extensively in the treatment of first, second, and third degree
burns. In my opinion, Emu Oil greatly contributes to skin health,
providing major benefits to the patients. The complex properties and
makeup of Emu Oil are exceptional for overall assistance to burn
victims. I repeatedly see positive results, even in those with third
How should I use Emu Oil on a burn?
If the burn is first
degree – affecting only the outer layer of skin - we suggest applying
Emu Oil immediately. From personal experience and feedback from our
customers we can tell you that Emu Oil immediately reduces pain; it does
not seal the burn or clog pores – but lets it breath; it reduces
redness and in many cases burns that we were sure would blister never
even did. Refined oil that has undergone molecular distillation is free
of bacteria and is bacteriostatic – meaning it does not grow bacteria or
fungi. It is not anti-bacterial however, meaning that it does not kill
bacteria. As burns are always at risk of infection you should apply an
antibacterial agent as soon as possible as well. Second degree burns
covering more then 2-3 inches of skin and all third degree burns should
be treated professionally. Discuss using Emu Oil with your physician.
They will advise you based on the extent of the burn when you may apply
the oil to enhance healing and reduce scarring.
Will Emu Oil help reduce scarring for older burns?
oil works best to assist skin while healing to reduce the aggregation of
platelets that comprise scarring. It has however softened and reduced
redness in older scars.