Burns Home Remedies
While severe burns do require immediate medical attention, there are some home remedies that can help with minor burns and when you are recuperating from these burns. Here are some suggestions you might want to try:
- For first aid measures, when you burn yourself accidentally, you might want to put some ice on the affected area to cool the skin down.
- Honey is also a good remedy for burns when you want to cool the burned area quickly. Apply a thick coat of honey on the burned area of your skin as soon as you are able.
- If you have yogurt in your house, keep in mind that this is also a good healing and cooling agent for burns. Apply some yogurt to the burn to cool it down and to give you some relief from the pain.
- Onions are also good for first aid treatment for small burns. Cut an onion in half and put the raw side on the burn to treat it and cool it down.
- Using milk on your burn can also help speed up the healing process and provide you some comfort from the stinging sensation. Soak the burn in a bowl of milk to help ease the pain and start the healing process. Use whole milk for this and soak for twenty minutes.
- Dilute some vinegar in some water, and use this to wash the burn down. This can help with healing the burn as well.
Natural Treatment for Burns
Using Aloe Vera Gel: When mixed with lavender oil, soothing effect is felt on the burnt area. It makes the skin healing process faster and helps in pain relief due to its cooling and skin renewing properties. Direct application of lavender is also effective in treating burns scar as it has antiseptic and pain relief properties.
Vitamin E oil, undiluted St. John Wort oil is also beneficial to treat skin burns. Warm bath by adding apple cider vinegar or baking soda is found to cure burns.