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Product Showcase: Activ BurnStuff™ [Sep. 10th, 2005|08:05 pm]
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A couple of years ago I got a new soldering iron and did a bunch of radio cabling work. I hadn't soldered in forever and trinnit told me I should immediately buy some of this burn creme for the inevitable "Hey I have hot lead on my skin!" moments.

burnstuffThe other day I was reminded how good his advice was when I toasted about a half inch long strip of skin on my hand near my thumb. It seemed okay at first, but a couple of hours later it suddenly announced that NOW IS THE TIME FOR THE ITCHING AND BURNING THAT COMMANDS ATTENTION! Off to the bathroom and I put one little ampule of BurnStuff on. Immediately the pain disappeared and stayed gone, and I had no further problem that night.

According to their propaganda it has an anesthetic, an antibacterial, and some nutritional substances that accelerate healing. Whatever it is, it's the only burn creme I've used with success. A+!


[User Picture]From: nefas
2005-09-11 03:17 am (UTC)

and now... an anecdote.

there was some "rain forest" crap that my ex's parents bought when they lived in antigua. i don't remember what it was called, but i'm pretty sure it was some sort of mixture of good-smelling things that some islander(s) put together to sell to tourists.

in the midst of making some queso dip for all of us, i'd managed to get habanero pepper juice all over my naked hands and my face. i have sensitive skin anyway, so it got really bad. i washed myself with some milk/baking soda mixture that my dad told me to do, and then the ex's parents gave me that stuff. it was miraculous.

i wish i knew what it was called. i wish it was commercially available at my local grocery store. i remember exactly (at least, i think exactly) how it smells, though. i may have to go to antigua someday to sniff some herbal remedies until i find the right one.

...i certainly wouldnt' be going to antigua for fun vacation time. nope. simply for miraculous burn medication.
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From: djfntstque
2005-09-11 04:43 am (UTC)
dammit substitute, I need to know when to go to Diedrich.
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[User Picture]From: substitute
2005-09-11 08:18 am (UTC)
It's rare for me to *not* be there between about 8 pm and closing.
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From: besskeloid
2005-09-11 11:58 am (UTC)
At first i thought "BurnStuff" was an imperative.
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