Did You Know These 10 Natural Home Remedies for the Treatment of Burns
Our outer layer of skin becomes red when it comes in contact with hot object or fire. If you have only minor burns on outer layer then these can be cured using home remedies. It is also called superficial burn. If these are not treated on time then these can take a form of blisters. There are many natural home remedies which can be used for curing inflammation caused by burn.
Today I am going to share 10 Natural Home Remedies for the Treatment of Burns.
If you ever come in contact with fire then put cold water immediately on affected areas. It will prevent inflammation and cure the lesions. You can also put some cold water in any polythene and keep it on burnt area or dip some fresh cloth in cold water and use this. Do this continuously for immediate relief.
Make sure, do not use ice as it can slow down the blood circulation and can damage the time of burnt area which can make the situation worse.
Raw potato has anti irritating and soothing properties which cure minor burns. It also relieves pain and reduces the risk of blisters formation. Chop the raw potato into slices and rub these on burnt area. Make sure that juice of potato is properly applied on affected area.
The other remedy is to make a paste of mashed potatoes and apply this on burnt area for 15-20 minutes. For better results, use this paste immediately after burning.
Aloevera has astringent and tissues healing properties which cure burnt areas. Apply fresh aloevera gel directly on affected areas slowly. For better results, you can add one spoon of turmeric in it. If aloevera is not available near you then you can use aloevera cream which is present in market.
Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice:-
When burnt area is dried and cooled then use coconut oil and lemon juice on it. Coconut oil has vitamin E and fatty acids like lauric acid, myristic acid and caprylic acid which prevent infections due to its antifungal, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
Lemon juice has acidic properties which reduces scars naturally. Mix equal amount of coconut oil and lemon juice and use it daily on scars in the morning and in evening.
Honey has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties which protects scars from infection and heels it immediately. It also reduces the risk of hypertrophic scars. Apply honey on scars and cover it with a bandage. Change this bandage 3-4 times a day.
Black Tea Bags:-
Tannic acid present in black tea bags reduces inflammation and protects the area from infection by expelling out heat from burnt area. Soak 3 tea bags in one bowl of warm water for some time. When water cools down then dip a cloth in this water and keep this on burnt skin. Repeat the process 3-4 times daily.
It also has astringent and antiseptic properties which are used for treating minor burns and prevent infection. Mix dilute white vinegar or apple cider vinegar in water in equal amount. Now apply this solution on burnt area. After some time, cover the injured part with cloth dipped in diluted vinegar.
Lavender Essential Oil:-
Lavender oil has antiseptic and pain killing properties. It reduces the risk of scars which are developed after burnt skin. Mix 5 drops of lavender oil in 2 cup of water. Now dip a cloth in this solution and cover the affected areas with that cloth. You can also apply lavender oil directly on injured part but make sure it is only diluted oil. Or, you can also mix some drops of honey in lavender oil and apply this on burnt skin.
Plantain leaves are very useful for treating burns. These have anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. Mash banana leaves and make a paste of it. Apply this paste on affected area and cover this with a fresh cloth. When it dries up then apply another paste.
Onion juice has sulphur and quercetin which reduces inflammation, heals the injury and also reduces the risk of blister formation. Extract juice from fresh onion. Rub this juice on affected area. Make sure the juice is only of fresh onion because old onion loses its medical properties. Do this 3-4 times a day for few days.
You can also use white tooth paste or regular non-mentholated showing cream on burnt area. Do not apply oil, butter, petroleum gel, egg white part on affected area because it can increase the heat. Peel of egg may have bacteria in it. Avoid usage of ice cubes. Do not break the blisters if they have formed on burnt skin because this can cause infection. Don’t use sticky cloth on injured areas. Protect burns from any kind of friction, re-injuring and tanning.
These natural home remedies are useful for minor burns and first degree burns. But if your skin is burnt vigorously then consult a doctor. Burns due to electricity and infection caused by burns should be checked up by doctors.