How to Use Bloodroot Salve
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- Consult your physician or Black Salve practitioner.
- It’s good to have support!
- And it may be good to know what you are up against.
- Check out the black salve support group on Facebook.
- Re-read Be Salve Aware.
- Conduct the skin test on normal skin
- Wash your hands, wash / exfoliate the area.
- Stir the salve with a toothpick or similar.
- If dry, add water and stir till smooth.
- Apply salve 2mm thick over one lesion.
- Apply no more than 24mm diameter patch.
- Cover with a dressing or band-aid to keep salve in place.
- Re-apply if salve comes off.
- Leave for 24 hours.
- If no redness or discomfort, wash it off.
- If slight redness and itching, wash it off.
- You may re-apply in a day or two, if unsure.
- There will be sustained tingling, discomfort, redness, swelling.
- A lump may rise under the skin; spots may rise around the area.
- The black salve may sink into the lesion; this is normal.
- Leave the salve in place and re-cover. This is just a protection from knocks.
- It may become part of the lesion, but it does not matter if it comes off at this stage.
- There will be redness and pus, often in a ring shape.
- This is a sign that the bad tissue is separating.
- Change dressing daily, or as required.
- Use pain relief as necessary.
- The reaction may seem to stop after a time. Re-apply.
- Keep the area moist with coconut oil or similar.
- The dead lesion will harden and rise.
- It will form a scab (eschar).
- Don’t pull anything out or off.
- Let it come out unaided.
Check the Cavity
- If there is a patch of firm white tissue amongst the pink, you may need to reapply at some point.
- Mix salve with aloe vera gel for reapplication, or use a gentle salve.
- If there is a reaction, cover and let the salve work again.
- Multiple eschars may be ejected over time.
- Depending on the size of the cavity remaining, you may need professional dressings done.
- Clay is a good option for healing, or a healing salve.
- Keep the area moist for quicker healing.
- Use a preparation containing some DMSO for quicker healing and reduced scarring.
- Scars are often invisible, but usually minimal with smaller lesions.
- If you have questions, use the contact me link.
- if you realize your lesion is large…
- or particularly painful or weepy…
- find a competent practitioner for help and advice.