Home Remedies For Faster Burn Relief
No-one wants to get themselves burned. As a matter of fact, getting burnt is one of the most dreaded experience that can make any person do anything to avoid its scars. There are several dermatological problems that usually get associated with burns and hence most of the burn cases takes a long time to heal and also very often leave behind telltale scars.
First degree burns are the most common burns that happen in our day to day life. First degree burns generally happen and affect the top layer of our skin. They turn our skin red and are often extremely painful. Hence it becomes really hard for people to lead their normal lives when they feel nothing but pain on parts of their body.
Here are a few causes, symptoms and some awesome burn relief home remedies:
Causes for Getting Burnt
- Hot liquid
- Electric current
- Strong acidic liquids
- X-ray radiation
- Hot glass
- Hot metal and other similar hot objects.
Types and Symptoms of Burns
There are various kinds of burns that ranges from first to fourth degree. However home treatment for burn relief should only be considered for first degree or for minor second degree burns. First degree burns are generally characterized by localized pain, redness and swelling, while second degree burns develop blisters and hence signifies deeper skin damage. Burns those that are beyond second degree, inevitably results in significant tissue damage and are hence considered life threatening and require immediate medical attention. Never break a burn-blister as this activity increases the risk of secondary infections, which can result in greater physical damage.
Home Remedies for Minor Burns
Did you know that honey not only helps to keep the wounds disinfected and clean, but it is also a perfect drying agent? So, applying honey on a gauze bandage and changing it 3 to 4 times in a day, helps to treat burns and its wounds by dehydrating the tissues around the scar. This also prevents blister formation on the scars.
- Ice Cubes
Ice Cubes are an excellent remedy for tongue burns. So if you get your tongue burnt by sipping on hot fluids, wash a piece of ice in water (so that it does not get stuck on the tongue) and hold the ice to ease out your pain.
- Cold Water
Cold water is one of the easiest and fastest remedy for curing burns. Dip you burn area in a basin filled with cold water or just run the cold water on the site of the burn for 15 to 20 min.
The good thing about this remedy is that it’s easily available and is hence the best solution for relieving pain at that very particular time.
- Yellow Mustard Powder
Yellow mustard contains iron, magnesium, omega 3, calcium, fatty acids and zinc- which are very helpful for healing burns. Applying mustard powder on the burn aids in removing excess water from the scared site. Mustard powder promotes not only fast healing, but also aids in removing water from the blisters formed by the burn.
- Banana Peels
The sap that is found in the raw banana peel is an extremely useful remedy for burns. Place a green and raw banana on the burn site and wait until it turns black before you remove it.
- Crushed Plantain Leaves
Plantain leaf contain mucilage, glycosides and tannin, which makes this leaf a natural solution for burns. Plantain leaves are known for their anti-inflammatory effects. Crush Plantain leaves and take the juice and rub directly on the burns. Use it till you see changes on the burn.
- Raw Potato Juice
Raw potato juice, has anti-irritants that not only reduces pain, but it also lessens the chances of blisters appearing on the burn, if it is applied immediately.
- Oatmeal Paste
Last but not the least, oatmeal not only make a great breakfast, but as it actually draws water from the burn site, it helps the burn to heal faster.
Crush a handful of uncooked oatmeal and soak it in a basin of lukewarm water and apply the paste after cooling it down on the burned scar. Dry the oatmeal paste, so that a thin layer of the oatmeal remains stuck to the burnt skin.