There are so many different types of cannabis oil. Which one will best treat your chemical burns?
When you’ve suffered a chemical burn, we know that you’re willing to try almost anything to get relief.
However, you might be worried about becoming addicted to painkillers. Or, you may have heard that many bacteria these days are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics.
It can be easy to feel like you don’t have options.
However, cannabis and cannabis oil might just be the solutions you’ve been looking for.
In this post, we’ll tell you all about how cannabis and cannabis oil can help to reduce inflammation, speed the healing process, and manage the pain associated with chemical burns.
Read on to learn more about how to find the relief you’ve been looking for.
Before we get into a deeper discussion about how cannabis can be used to treat chemical burns, we first want to make sure you know what they are.
While many people might think of these types of burns as happening only in a chemistry lab, the reality is that they’re far more common than you might think.
In fact, leave on a hair product for too long, overuse acne medication, or simply use cleaning solution without gloves, and you could be looking at a chemical burn.
The two most common types of chemicals that cause these burns are usually sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid. When these agents interact with the skin, they can cause severe damage to both the cells and tissues of your body.
In some cases, if you’re exposed to an extreme chemical, you may even be faced with scarring.
If you notice blistering, redness, and even numbness after coming into contact with an acid or another type of chemical, then you may be the victim of this type of burn. If the chemical has come into contact with your eyes, and you notice that your vision is blurry, seek emergency treatment.
Those experiencing chemical burns may also get migraines, deal with shortness of breath, and even feel faint.
This is where it’s important to remember that cannabis oil and other cannabis products are not meant to be and should not be used as a treatment for these burns. Nor should cannabis be the only type of medication you seek if you’ve been burned.
Cannabis oil should be used to help soothe the symptoms and the pain associated with the burn. Always seek professional medication and treatment in the event of a chemical burn.
One of the most effective ways in which cannabis oil can help to treat chemical burns?
By working to control the amount of swelling and inflammation that you experience afterward.
So, how exactly does it work?
According to a recent study, your body has natural CB2 receptors, which are responsible for controlling inflammation and swelling. When you either smoke cannabis or apply it directly to the wound in its oil form, you’re sending high amounts of what’s called beta-caryophyllene into your body.
Beta-caryophyllene works with your body’s natural CB2 receptors, stimulating them into overdrive to control the levels of inflammation and reduce swelling resulting from a burn.
In addition to activating your body’s natural CB2 receptors, cannabis eases the symptoms of chemical burns in a few other ways.
First of all, recent studies have confirmed that cannabis (and as a result, cannabis oil) can act as powerful antibiotics.
When you have an open wound or severe burn on your body, you’re vulnerable to serious staph infections that have recently become resistant to common antibiotics.
Shockingly even to many long-term cannabis activists, the cannabinoids within cannabis were able to treat several different strains of even the most powerful type of staph infection, known commonly as MRSA.
This means that applying a topical cannabis oil can help to prevent infection and kill bacteria within the body while your burn heals. The same goes for smoking or ingesting cannabis.
Additionally, cannabis oil can, of course, help to manage the usually severe pain associated with chemical burns.
Your body already produces neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, which help your body regulate its response to stress and pain. Of course, few of us have enough natural endocannabinoids in our bodies to deal with the massive amounts of pain that come from enduring a chemical burn.
This is where cannabis and topical CBD oil can help.
Cannabis contains cannabinoids, which then meld with the natural endocannabinoids already in your body.
Think of cannabis as kind of an all-natural, safe steroid for your endocannabinoid system.
When you smoke cannabis or apply cannabis oils topically, you’re stimulating your body’s endocannabinoid system. This means that not only will you feel less intense pain, but also that you’ll be able to get relief for longer periods of time.
Whether you’re buying CBD oil, a topical ointment, or just choosing some good old-fashioned green, there are a few strains to look out for that will especially help in managing the symptoms and expediting the healing process of chemical burns.
Let’s take a look at the strains best known for their anti-inflammatory properties and their pain management abilities.
If you’re dealing with serious inflammation as a result of chemical burns, then you’ll want to be sure to check out the True OG strain.
This is a hybrid blend with a 22% THC content and a CBD content of roughly 1%. This Southern California strain is a blend of the classic OG Kush and a few other strains.
Especially if you need to get work done, but find that severe pain makes it difficult to focus, reach for this strain. It’s strong but will leave you feeling mellowed and focused.
It’s well-known for its heavy pine scent, and even contains lavender and mango Terpenes for an extra kick.
We think the name here says it all.
This anti-inflammatory Indica strain has a THC content of about 19% and is usually a blend of Black Domina and Northern Lights.
It’s one of the strongest strains out there, so if you have something to do for the rest of the day or are new to cannabis, you may want to warm up with some more approachable strains first.
However, if you’re dealing with severe inflammation and pain, this may be the best option for you.
If chemical burns have left you dealing with serious, even chronic, pain? Then we suggest you give the AK-47 strain a try.
This is a hybrid blend that leans towards the Sativa side of things, it has a THC content of 17% and a CBD content of about 1%.
It’s easy to recognize by the small, orange pieces of fuzz on the bud. Especially if you need more long-term pain relief, this is a great option.
It’s also been used to combat anxiety and depression — which can be common in those dealing with severe pain, and whose injuries may have forced them to socially isolate themselves for a while.
So, if you’re feeling down, take a few hits of this in the early afternoon.
This Sativa strain is a classic for a reason.
It has a THC content of about 7-15% and a super-high CBD content of 10%. This means that, if you need to treat your pain in a hurry, there are few better options out there than Harley Quinn herself.
We love that this strain doesn’t leave you feeling groggy or tired. Instead, it seriously energizes you to go out and face the world.
Especially if you notice that smoking can sometimes aggravate your anxiety, reach for this strain.
We hope that this post has educated you about how you can use cannabis and cannabis oils to help you to manage the symptoms of chemical burns.
By activating your body’s CB2 receptors and strengthening your natural endocannabinoid system, cannabis can be a serious help in your healing process.
Of course, burns aren’t the only ailment that cannabis can help you to combat!