"cling film" - is it know as this in the USA?

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  1. Darren Lewis

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    I've got to give a presentation on the usage of "cling film" as a burns dressing. Is it known as anything else in the USA/Canada, eg food wrap or something?

    It's the plastic film that you can use to cover food if you're putting it in the fridge etc.

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    I just call it "plastic wrap." [​IMG]
     
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    "saran wrap" is the most common brand name...
     
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    Frequently called Saran Wrap although that is a brand name. Kinda like Q-tip or Kleenex
     
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    cellophane
     
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    Thanks guys, knew I could rely on HTF to help me out [​IMG]
     
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    So are you going to tell us? It is an effective burn dressing or not! Sheesh!
     
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    LOL [​IMG]

    As a first aid measure until people get to hospital, yes it is. Make sure to apply lots of cold water first though to cool the burn, then wrap in cling film/Saran. Keeps the burnt skin clean and reduces risk of infection.
     
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    For first and second degree burns I strongly recommend applying Aloe Vera. Either have a plant handy, and break of a branch to squeeze the aloe out, or have a bottle of extract in your medicine cabinet. That stuff heals burns if you apply it within a few seconds of being burned. I've used this many times and find it very effective.

    I'm not a medical doctor, etc.
     
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    Does this stuff cling to appendages better than bowls? I hope so.
     

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