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Home Remedies and Natural treatments for Skin Burns

Burns, in many cases, can be very painful. There are three degrees of burns: first-degree, second-degree, and third-degree. Before you start using some home remedies for your condition, you should recognize what degree your burns are, or if you cannot recognize them, you should consult your doctor.

Burns can be caused by prolonged sun exposure, hot steam, hot object, or hot fluids. If you have minor burns, then they can be easily treated. For more serious levels of burns, you must visit your doctor.

16 Home Remedies for Burns

Tea bags

When people suffer from burns, they are recommended to use tea bags because this tea has tannic acid, which can aid in drawing the heat from the burns. Make a remedy from this tea.

Put two to three tea bags in cool water. After you have done this step, you should collect the tea in a small bowl. Put the tea bag in the burn site.

Also, you can make a mixture from tea bags (use three to four tea bags), two cups of mint leaves, and 4 cups of hot water. Strain this mixture. After you have strained it, you should let the mixture cool. Put this mixture on the burned skin. You will have relief effects that can help cure your skin from burns.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is not just used as a home remedy for burns, but also it is used for many other types of diseases and health conditions. You can apply the Aloe Vera gel to burned skin [1].

Apply this remedy directly on the burned skin. Aloe Vera gel has rejuvenating and soothing properties. These properties can help you to soothe the burns. It is recommended by medical experts to be used fresh Aloe Vera leaves because the active ingredients break down so quickly, which can help to soothe the burned skin.

Also, this remedy can be used for treating serious degrees of burns. Also, in these cases, it will help a lot. It is always a good idea to have fresh Aloe Vera in your kitchen if you plan to go on vacation. Maybe, you will have burns, and this remedy will help you a lot.

Raw potatoPotatoes, body hair, skin burns

This is a natural remedy that is used for low degrees of burns. Raw potatoes have soothing and anti-irritating properties, which can help to heal burns.

This natural remedy will help you a lot because it will relieve you from the pain and also will decrease the chances of having blisters. One home remedy from potatoes is next: You should cut a slice of raw potato. After this, you should rub the potato on the burned skin. You should be sure that when you are rubbing the slice of raw potato, you are releasing the juice from it.

Also, you have another remedy that you can try. You should grate the raw potato. Apply this potato to the burned skin. Let it stay there for at least fifteen minutes. When your burns are in the early stage, you should use this remedy as soon as possible because if you do not do this step, then you can increase your chances of having serious levels of burns, which are difficult to heal. If you use raw potato in your early stage of burns, then you will have the best results. [2]

Cold water

You should immediately run into cold water when you have felt the burns for the first time. Cold water will help you to relieve the symptoms and also will not allow the spreading of the burns. Put the cold water on your burned skin for several minutes.

Another good remedy is to place a cold compress on the burned skin. You should repeat this remedy several times per day to have effective results. You will have relief from the discomfort. What is important to remember is that you should not use ice on the burned skin because it can restrict blood flow. If this is happening, then you can cause serious damage to your tissues.

Egg whites

This is one of the most popular home remedies for treating burned skin. You should separate the yolk from two eggs. After you have separated the yolk, you should soak the skin in the egg whites. It is a very simple home remedy, but it is helping a lot. It gives you relief from the pain caused by the burns. [3]

Baking soda

This is one of the simplest home remedies for treating skin burns. It gives you quality results and relief from the pain. You should make a mixture of baking soda. Mix the baking soda with water and make a paste from it. Apply this paste to the burned area. When this mixture is dried, you should rinse the paste, and after this, repeat this again.

Coconut oil and lemon juice

You should use coconut oil and lemon juice when you have minor burns. These two remedies should be cooled and dried. Coconut oil is a rich source of Vitamin E. It has fatty acids such as caprylic acid, lauric acid, and myristic acid. The mentioned acids possess antibacterial, antifungal, and oxidant properties. Also, lemon juice has the ability to light the scars naturally. Make a mixture of these remedies. Mix them together and apply this mixture to the skin. You will feel relief from the pain.

Honey

Honey is one of the most used natural cures for many kinds of diseases. If your skin is infected, then you should use honey for this problem because honey can disinfect wounds. This natural remedy possesses some properties such as anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which make honey the perfect natural remedy for burns.

It can help you to heal burns. This natural remedy is one of the basic remedies which are used in Chinese medicine as a natural treatment. This medicine nowadays is also used in West medicine. You should use medical honey for treating your burns. But if you have serious burns, then you should visit your doctor. Do not use any kind of home remedy which will worsen your condition because it can make you side effects. You should be sure of the effects of natural remedies. [4]

Calendula tincture

This tincture is made from pod marigold, which is an ornamental plant. There are many calendula products in the markets which you can buy and start using as natural treatments for burned skin. [5]

Olive oil

Olive oil is also used in medicine for treating burns. It will give you big relief from the pain caused by the burns. But as we said above, if you are suffering from more serious burns, then you should not use any kind of home remedy on your own because you can make worse conditions. [6]

Lavender essential oil

This oil is not used in natural medicine but also is used in hospitals for treating burns. It will give you relief from the pain and also will help you a lot in the healing treatment.

Put lavender oil in a clean cloth or gauze and apply this to the affected area. If you decide to use gauze, then you should change the gauze every few hours. Also, you can expose the burns to cold water, and after you have done this step, you should spray the area with therapeutic-grade lavender oil. This oil has healing properties, which can make you heal faster. This natural remedy is rich with painkilling and antibiotic properties, making it the perfect natural treatment for burns. [7]

Salt

Rinse the burned skin with saltwater every hour. To make this natural remedy, you should mix ½ teaspoon salt in 8 ounces of warm water.

Milk

Milk is one of the best home remedies for soothing burns. If you have minor burns, you should soak the burned area in milk for fifteen minutes. Also, you can soak a clean cloth in milk and apply it to the affected area. You should repeat this remedy every few hours to get the best results. You should be sure that your cloth is clean before you soak them in milk. [1]

Plantain leaves

This is one of the most popular home remedies for treating burns. This plant has anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it the perfect natural remedy. Make a paste of this plant by crushing some leaves of it. Spread the paste on the burned skin and cover it with a cotton cloth. When the cotton is dried, you should reapply a fresh poultice. [8]

Onion juice

Onion juice has components such as quercetin and sulfur compounds which helps in relieving the pain, decreasing the chances of blistering, and healing the burns.

You should cut fresh onion. After you have cut it, you should apply the onion juice to the burned skin. You should know that when you are using this natural remedy, you should use just freshly cut onions because once an onion is cut, it loses its medical properties. You should repeat this process several times per day. [9]

Banana peels

You should place a banana peel on the burned skin because it will give you relief, and you will be protected from injuries caused by burns. [8]

References

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[2] Keswani MH, Vartak AM, Patil A, Davies JW. Histological and bacteriological studies of burn wounds treated with boiled potato peel dressings. Burns. 1990;16(2):137-43.

[3] Jahani S, Ashrafizadeh H, Babai K, et al. Effect of ointment-based egg white on healing of second- degree wound in burn patients: a triple-blind randomized clinical trial study. Avicenna Journal of Phytomedicine. 2019;9(3):260-270.

[4] Subrahmanyam M. Topical application of honey for burn wound treatment – an overview. Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters. 2007;20(3):137–139.

[5] Nasef M, Kadry HA, Ashour MA, et al. Biological investigations of a new natural recipe expected to promote healing of superficial burns. International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research. 2016;8(8):1230-1239.

[6] Hangan T, Carabineanu A, Badiu D, et al. The benefits of olive oil compounds in healing burned skin lesions. Revista de Chimie -Bucharest- Original Edition. 2016;67(9):1793.

[7] Mori HM, Kawanami H, Kawahata H, Aoki M. Wound healing potential of lavender oil by acceleration of granulation and wound contraction through induction of TGF-β in a rat model. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2016;16:144.

[8] Gore MA, Akolekar D. Evaluation of banana leaf dressing for partial thickness burn wounds. Burns. 29;5:487-92.

[9] Sharquie KE, Al-Obaidi HK. Onion juice (Allium cepa L.), a new topical treatment for alopecia areata. The Journal of Dermatology. 2002;29(6):343-6.

Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]

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