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I'm not sure what I am looking for here. But my beautiful best friend was burnt pretty badly (1st and "bad 2nd degree") on her face in an accident at work (she's a pastry chef and one of the ovens malfunctioned and she was hit by a huge fireball <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: ). She's seeing a burn specialist and has good care for the actual burns themselves. It's really mostly just extremely gentle cleansing and antibiotic ointment, staying out of the sun, etc. They have told her she should heal very well and the only place that might scar a little is her nose. I hope and pray they are right.<br><br>
I'm just wondering if there is anything she can do as far as diet and nutrition that might be helpful in her healing. Are there particular foods or supplements that help? I figured if anyone knows this stuff, it's the ladies on MDC. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Vitamin E applied topically is supposed to help prevent scars, I don't know if taking it orally will do anything.<br><br>
I think taking immune boosters would probably help, in the least help prevent any infection that may develop.
 
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