Burns are injuries caused to the skin by fire, chemicals, friction, radiation, heat or electricity. If the injury is just within the skin it is classified as mild to moderate but if it has reached deeper areas like muscles, blood vessels and bones than this is regarded as third degree burns which are of most severe types. Whether mild or serious burns shall not be treated lightly because these weakens first line of defense of the body, skin protect body from microorganisms present in environment and burn allows a safe passage to them to sneak into system. Secondly, even if it is a mild burn it is capable of leaving a permanent mark on the skin if not treated properly. Home remedies for burns are safe and effective treatments which are easy to use and effective and cure the problem in no time.
Home Remedies for Burns
Rinsing the affected part with ice-cold water is one of the best home remedies for burns; in fact this is primary remedy to treat mild to moderate burns. Dip the affected part in the cold water or pour water over affected part for at least 20 to 25 minutes. This brings down the temperature of the region and also enhances blood flow to begin the healing process.
Mix one part of lavender oil and 3 parts of almond oil or olive oil, add them together and apply on the affected part. This is one of the effective home remedies for burns. This heals the wound faster and also prevents infections from occurring. Cut a potato into slices, tie these slice over affected part and let them stay for couple of hours. Open the bandage and keep wound in open air for 30 minutes and apply another bandage. Use freshly cut slices of potato each time. This is one of the simplest home remedies for burns which heal the wound and also prevent formation of marks.
Take two eggs or one according to the size of burn, leave out the yolk, grate the white part and apply evenly over entire wound. Let the egg paste stay for couple of hours and later apply again. This is one of the useful home remedies for burns. Mash papaya in sufficient quantity and bind its paste to the wound, this is also one of the effective home remedies for burns.
Scrape out fresh aloe vera gel by cutting few leaves. Apply this over the burn, let the gel stay and later wash off and apply again. This will not only cure the burn but will also repair damaged skin quickly. It prevents formation of marks as well and works as one of the simple home remedies for burns.
Apple cider vinegar and water also work as effective home remedies for burns. Mix two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water, dab a cotton ball and wash the affected part, let the mixture sit and dry out on its own. Repeat this remedy few times in a day and continue till wound heals.
Oatmeal paste work as effective infection preventer and also wound healer. Take oatmeal in sufficient quantity and add some water to form a paste, apply this paste evenly over wound and let it stay. Later remove the paste after couple of hours and apply again till wound heals completely. This is one of the best home remedies for burns.
If you have faced mild to moderate burns, wash the affected part with ice-cold water and apply a mixture of a cup of yoghurt, two teaspoons of turmeric powder and two teaspoons of honey. Mix them well and apply the paste over wound. Let the paste stay, if it slides away from wound you can tie it with clean bandage, repeat the application till wound heals. This will curb burning and pain and will also heal the wound faster and keep it free of infections. Yoghurt, honey and turmeric are effective home remedies for burns.
Take celery leaves extract in sufficient quantity and add these to coconut oil, boil the mixture, let it cool down a bit and apply over the wound. Let the paste stay, it will hasten healing and will also prevent infections. Application of coconut oil also prevents formation of marks. When wound has started healing and new skin is coming up apply warm coconut oil two three times in a day it will prevent formation of marks or spots after wound has healed. Both of these are regarded as the best home remedies for burns.
When new skin starts to come over a burn wound application of vitamin E oil also works as very useful home remedies for burns. This oil maintains even skin tone and prevents darkening or light color of skin to prevent marks.
Do not rub ice or touch ice to the burn wound, do not scratch or try to remove dead skin with hands and eat foods which are high in zinc. All of these practices heal the wound faster and also prevent complications.
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