HOME REMEDIES FOR BURNS


A burns is nothing but damage to the body's tissues caused by heating/burning substances such as chemicals, electricity, sunlight and radiation. But most common causes for burns include scalds from hot liquids and steams, any kind of fires and flammable liquids or gases.


Thought they are same, but medically, burns are divided into three categories:-

The first-degree burns that damages only the outer layer of skin, the second-degree burns that damages the outer layer and the layer underneath and finally the third-degree burns that damage or destroy the innermost layer of skin and tissues present deeply into the skin.

Any type of burn can cause swelling, blistering, scarring of the skin and in more severe cases, shock and death. Burns also can turn to infections as they damage the skin's protective barrier that works as a shield to protect skin from the infection. Causes of Burns

  • Direct fire burn
  • Inflammable liquid or gas burn
  • Electricity burn
  • Chemical burns
  • Sunburns
  • Therapeutic burns (as in operation, laser etc)
  • Burns due to contact of skin to extreme hot materials like frying pan, oven’s grill etc


Home remedies for Burns

Note - The home remedies for burns should only be tried when there is a first degree burn. Second and third degree burn requires immediate medical assistance with intravenous fluids and surgical treatments by Burns’ specialists.

Immediately wash with water – this is the first and foremost home remedy for any burn case.

One of the best home remedy for burns is applying honey on the burn area. Honey has healing property.

You can also put two tbsp of yogurt on the burn and wait for about fifteen minutes. This is one of the effective burns cure.

Burns Treatment - Some acupressure experts suggest that if you have burn in the tip of the finger, then you should hold your ear lob and you will feel no pain.

Another common home remedy for burns is putting egg whites on the affected area.

For immediate relief, natural remedy for burns is to cut an onion and apply soon on the burning area.

One of the grandma’s burns remedy include soaking the burn in whole milk for 15 minutes.

Some of the ancient science’s proven home remedies for burns include Aloe Vera paste or gel on the burn every few hours. One can also mix with lavender oil.

Burns remedy - You can also apply some dish washing detergent on the spot onto the burnt area, this gives relief immediately.

Burns Treatment - One should dab on pure essential lavender oil on the burnt area. Applying this will make pain dissipating within ten minutes. Depending on the severity of the burn, one should apply this several or few times a day. It will not leave a scar behind and it has also a good fragrance.

Having ripe papaya also makes it good natural remedy for burns. Papaya contains enzymes that aid in removing dead cells from the injured area and rejuvenating the skins by bringing new cells.


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leaving it alone worksB-)
#1 - appleorange_9980 - 02/27/2008 - 18:03
DONT NOT PUT ANY OF THAT STUFF LISTED ABOVE ON A BURN. IF YOU DO YOU WILL EITHER HURT WORST OF GET THE BURNT AREA INFECTED. DO NOT WET THE AREA ALOT, DAB WITH A DAMP COLD CLOTH. THE ONLY TIME TO APPLY ANYTHING TO A BURN IS A DAY OR SO AFTER IT STARTS HEALING AND REGULAR YELLOW MUSTARD IS THE BEST. ALOE WILL SOOTH IT ALSO AND HELP SO IT DOESNT LEAVE A MAJOR SCAR
#2 - Niki - 10/16/2008 - 21:21
:-D i got a bad burn and my mom my me rinse it with cold water then put salt just elave the salt on ur hand for a couple and mintues and it shood deff workkkkkk.
#3 - susanna - 11/24/2008 - 17:56
Apply toothpaste immediately after burn, it will help to reduce burning sensation!!
#4 - sumi - 11/26/2008 - 00:20
B-)i burnt my hand on very hot greese cookin and i tryed all of these things above the only 2 things i found that really worked was the toothepaste i put it on right after it happened and the burning went away and also the aloe worked good to i put it in the freezer for an hour and then put it on the burn it worked great
#5 - kristina - 12/01/2008 - 11:20
After your burn just apply a little MUSTARD and it works
#6 - sumi - 12/07/2008 - 15:28
usually when someone gets burned they will grow a bubble like coating of skin over the burn which will eventually bust and irritate the skin or leave a scar....to prevent this from happening rub PURE SALT over the fresh burn then after that apply a layer of egg white on it...ITS WORKED FOR AGES!!! and super NATURAL!:-D:-D:-D:-D
#7 - Vanessa - 03/13/2009 - 08:21
while pressing my hairs with iron my neck gt burnt,,,,,,,,at a time i aste.....bt still its showing d brown mark on neck,,,,so help me wat to apply for proper results??????
#8 - manisha - 06/20/2009 - 04:10
ooh!!! im 12 years old and of course i got burnt right on my forehead. the scab already burst..what should i do?
i might have a scar
#9 - heather - 08/02/2009 - 17:53
Honey is the best remedy from my experience
#10 - Santhosh Balakrishnan - 08/03/2009 - 08:00
the milk is the best. u need to keep ur burn in for about 10 minutes. then it doesnt hrt at all. PIE IS GOOD!
#11 - jessie pieisgood - 11/26/2009 - 18:54
I hope this proves useful. If you get burnt, putting toothpaste in the affected area helps immensely. Not the Ayurvedic kind of toothpastes though, you should put either the normal white toothpaste or a flavoured gel one. Another alternative is coconut well mixed with lemon juice-brings instant relief.
#12 - Adity - 05/07/2010 - 16:45
If you are suffering from dark underarms, apply coconut oil. It's hassle free and regularly applying it brings good results.
#13 - Adity - 05/07/2010 - 16:48
I got burned by my curling iron cause i dropped it and it burned my ankle.So i put toothpaste on it and my skin started peeling off. i left it for to days and the skin that peeled off turned dark yellow which is the best remedies?!!?!?:-(
#14 - LoLa - 05/18/2010 - 20:48
hi yar me having burning spots on my arms .tl me the remedies
#15 - sara - 10/22/2010 - 05:45
rub a tomato sliced on your burn. it takes all the heat out if you just rub it onn.
#16 - jess - 01/02/2011 - 18:41
whats wrong with you guys , i think they've named and described all the remedies above.
& if you still dont find em useful , Use google =/
#17 - pft - 01/09/2011 - 06:51
i'm 13 & just now while i was ironing my clothes i got my hand burned .
it hurts so......badly and i tried putting some toothpaste .
i hope it's gona work but i got no idea of how it's gona look like:-(
#18 - ouch!! - 02/25/2011 - 09:27
I got burned by hot oil on my hand and after treatent i have a big darkscar on my hand.how do i remove the scar and have my normal skin back......
#19 - Joy - 07/17/2011 - 16:28
Applying toothpaste in the affected area is a good option
#20 - ABC - 09/11/2011 - 23:17
Apply Butter I try n it works !! Even aleo vera is a very good remedies n for sure I kwn abt the toothpaste
#21 - shan - 11/24/2012 - 07:19
DO NOT apply Butter, or any other oil or petroleum based ingredient, these things form a greasy layer which only traps the heat into the skin in turn making the burn worse.
* Immediately wash under cold water or submerge in ice water 10 minutes in then 10 minutes out until pain eases. You could add Salt to the ice water also.
* Another quick cooling idea, splash or dab with vinegar. This helps cool it down quick.
* Of course... ALOE VERA. Not only will Aloe Vera help cool down and heal your burn, but it helps the skin heal for less scaring.
* Lemon Juice and vitamin E oil are a good follow up treatment to help reduce scaring a well.
#22 - Aislin - 07/09/2013 - 10:00
Wow. I burned my arm and wrist on a gas fireplace the other day, and it hurts more today then it did the day after. I put milk on it and that worked now I'm just putting a cream on it.
#23 - Trish - 12/20/2014 - 21:29
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