Home Remedies for Minor Burns

Home Remedies for Minor Burns

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Sometimes due to the hurry or negligence while cooking, you can easily get burned[1][2]. If the burn is mild and not dangerous then you have no need to rush to the doctor for treatments. However, if the burns are not treated in time, they can possibly lead to painful blister.

It is time for you to make use of simple and natural ingredients that are available right at your kitchen to heal the burns.

Here are top 18 natural home remedies for minor burns on hand that will protect you from painful irritation and blistering quickly.

1. Cold water

When you are burned on hand, immediately use cold water to wash the burn then soak the affected area in cold water for about 15 minutes[3]. If the burn cannot be soaked, use a swab and dip it into cold water then apply on burns. You can repeat this after a few hours to reduce the irritation.

Cold Water - Home Remedies for Minor Burns

Do not use ice because ice blocks blood flow, causing damage to the fragile epidermis. You can also use cold fresh milk instead of water.

2. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera can help reduce pain, astringent the surface and promote the healing process of wounds, burns very efficiently[4][5][6].

Aloe Vera - Home Remedies for Minor Burns
First, wash the burn with cold water or vinegar. Then cut a few pieces of Aloe Vera, pick up the lubricating fluid in the leaves then apply to the burn.
If fresh aloe leaf is not available then you can apply a cream containing aloe which also brings the same effects.

3. Potatoes

Potatoes also help treat mild burn through resistance properties and soothing the sore of the wound[7].
Just cut a slice of potato and lightly rub into the burn and leave it there so that water in potato can be secreted and absorbed to the burn. You should apply potato to the burn as soon as possible to reduce the likelihood of skin blistering.

Potatoes - Home Remedies for Minor Burns

4. Honey

Honey is able to help disinfect wounds and burns very efficiently[8][9].

Honey - Home Remedies for Minor Burns
Take an enough amount and use a cotton pad to absorb honey and use it to cover directly on the surface of the burn. Remember to change the pad 3-4 times a day.

Apply the method every day to get the best result.

5. Egg whites

After being burned, soak the burn in cold water to wash and clean the wound as well as reduce heat. For the next step, break an egg to take the whites, stir it well then soak the burn into the whites.

Egg whites - Home Remedies for Minor Burns

If the burn cannot be soaked, use a swab and soak it into egg whites and apply to the burn. This will help reduce skin irritation and limit blistering effectively.

Apply this method at least four times a day to see the improvement.

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6. Black tea bags

Tannins in black tea have a calming effect on the heat of the burn and reduce irritation.
Put three black tea bags into a glass of cold water for a few minutes then rub the tea bags on the burn slightly. Also you can cover cold tea bags directly onto the burn and wound and use a cloth to hold the tea bag fixed.

7. Vinegar

Vinegar has effective antiseptic and astringent properties which can help heal the burns very well. Also, using vinegar when you have burns will reduce the risk of infection[10].
When accidentally being burned, you can use vinegar then dilute it with water and then soak and wash the burn. Next, you should continue to use this solution to cover up the wound with gauze or a soft cloth. Remember to change the dressing and fabric regular.

8. Onions

Cut a slice of fresh onion and squeeze to get the juice. Apply the juice directly onto the burn. Onion must be used immediately after cutting or it may lose ability to relieve pain and prevent blistering[11][12]. You can apply the method with onion a few times a day to promote the healing process.

9. Lavender essential oil

Lavender essential oil helps disinfect and reduce irritation effectively.

Lavender essential oil - Home Remedies for Minor Burns
Use lavender oil to apply directly to the burn several times each day. You can also pour the oil on clean gauze and use it to bandage the wound.
Replace the bandage every two or three hours.

Besides, lavender oil is a useful treatment for many other diseases. For further information, read more at Home Remedies for Restless Legs Syndrome.

10. Turmeric

According to Oriental medicine, turmeric has spicy, warm, bitter characteristics and healing prosperities which can be used very effective on treating burns[13][14].

Therefore, when you are burned, you should take turmeric then smash it and cook with peanuts or sesame. After cooking, let the mixture cool down, then use cotton tower to absorb the liquids and apply directly onto the.
Do this several times a day to relieve pain and prevent scars after healing process.

Alternatively, you can also get crushed turmeric and extract the juice. Mix this juice with green tea and apply to the burn. Doing this 2- 3 times a day will make the burn exfoliate and quickly heal. You should use turmeric juice and apply on the new created skin to prevent scarring.

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11. Coconut oil and lemon juice

Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and fatty acids which have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties while lemon juice helps blur acidic burns[15].

To treat boiling water burns, mix a little coconut oil with a few drops of lemon juice well and apply the mixture on the burn to reduce irritation. The good results will come as soon as you apply this method.

12. Bryophyllum pinnatum

Bryophyllum pinnatum leaves have effects in soothing the wounds which help you get relief from the painful burns and prevent blisters.

Bryophyllum pinnatum - Home Remedies for Minor Burns

Wash the bryophyllum pinnatum leaves then smash them to get a paste. Then place the paste on the wound. The wounds will be rapidly healed and full recovered.

13. Soap

Get the soap and soak it into water then lightly apply a thick layer of soap on the affected areas then let it dry naturally. After 1 hour, clean the wounds with fresh water to rinse off the soap completely.

This method was used for burns when boiling water or oil burn. But if the skin of the burn was bulging and tearing, it is better to go the hospital.

14. Alcohol

Pour an enough amount of alcohol into a basin and then soak the burning areas into it. Alcohol will help protect the affected areas from blisters.

If the burn is not in the foot, hand but in a position which cannot be soaked, then you can use medical cotton patch to absorb the alcohol and place onto the burns. A few hours later you will see the results.

15. Vegetable oil

Burns that related to oil or boiling water can be treated by vegetable oil (sesame oil).
Apply the oil gently onto the burn and leave it there. Maybe after 5 minutes you will get relief from the pain.

16. Tea residues

Slight burns can also be treated by using tea residues

Tea Residues - Home Remedies fo Minor Burns
Take tea residues then put in a pan and dry it. After that, crush it and mix with canola oil to form a paste. Apply the paste on the burn and let it sit on for several minutes. This can help reduce pain and swelling.

17. Toothpaste

Toothpaste also can help in the situation a lightly burn[16].
Take an enough amount of toothpaste and then apply directly onto the affected areas. This method can temporarily relieve pain and swelling effectively.

18. Salt water

Light salt water can be very useful in preventing inflammation causing by burns.

Salt water - Home Remedies for Minor Burns
Take a little amount salt and dilute it into a basin of water. Then gently wash the wounds with this solution. As you apply this method, you will see its amazing effects soon.
Above are some ways to help treat burns quickly, safely and efficiently. You can consult and choose suitable methods to use for your own or other people if unluckily get burns. These measures have been used by a lot of people and brought about high efficiency.

*Disclaim: The effectiveness from applying these natural tips will be depended on the body condition of the applicant.

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