Do you remember the last time when you got a burn and could not help yourself immediately? If you would have used the home remedies, we vouch you wouldn’t have gone through the pain and inflammation through which you actually went. Well without exaggerating the scenario lets quickly get into the home remedies for burns, that you can use in future to aid burn of any type, whether it is sunburn, razor burn, heart burn or something hot has spilled over you.
1 Black Tea to Treat Burns:
Black tea is one of the best home remedies for burns. Though you can use any tea bag. However, black tea is more effective as compared to other tea since it has tannic acid. The tannic acid draws the heat from the burns and thus it cures the blister.
In a cup of cold water, place a few tea bags of black tea.
Then put the cold tea bag onto the affected skin.
Alternatively, you can wash the skin with black tea as well.
Another way to use black tea bag is, make a concoction of few black tea bags, 4 cups of hot water and some mint leaves. Strain the mixture into a bowl and leave it to cool at the room temperature. Once the mixture is cold enough, dip a cotton ball into the mixture and dab it over the effected skin.
2 Cold Water or Ice Cubes:
Cold water remedy is one of the quickest way to treat the burns. Cold water draws out the heat from the burn and prevents the blister to form. However, if you experience burns on the tongue then you can sue ice cube as remedy for burns.
As soon as you experience burn, dip your hand in a jug of cold water. And leave it for a few minutes.
Alternatively, wrap a few ice cubes in the washcloth and place it on the burnt area,
Repeat any of the above alternative until you get satisfactory results.
3 Lemon Juice with Coconut Oil:
Both lemon juice and coconut oil are wonderful remedies individually and when both are used it together nothing can go wrong. Lemon juice has acidic compounds which helps to lighten the scars. Whereas coconut oil is packed with vitamin E, anti-oxidising and inflammatory properties with lauric acid mystic acid, that heals the burns.
Mix equal parts of lemon juice and coconut oil in a bowl.
Apply this mixture on the burned area.
To cure the scar of the burns you can apply coconut oil and lemon juice individually.
4 Raw Potato:
Another popular home remedy for burns is raw potato. Well, do not worry you do not have to consume this vegetable raw. All you have to do is apply it on the burnt area to get rid of the burns. Raw potato has anti-irritating and soothing properties that helps to cure the burns. In addition to this, it reduces the chances of developing the blister. Also, it will help to fade the blemishes and the scars.
Cut a potato into the slices.
Rub a slice on the burnt skin. Rub it until the color of the potato changes.
Then rub another slice and similarly keep changing the slices.
Next in the list of home remedies for burns is honey. Who does not know the benefits of honey consuming honey. Similarly, it as beneficial to apply on the burns. It has natural antibiotic that prevents burns from becoming infected. Moreover, it has natural pH which inhibited the growth of bacteria when applied topically. Also, it has cooling properties that draws the heat from the burn that relieves the pain and prevent blisters. It is a wonderful remedy for razor burns as well
Rinse the burned area in the cold water, the gently pat dry with a soft washcloth.
Then apply a thin layer of the honey. Leave it for a few minutes.
Since honey is sticky so dirt and pollutants might stick to it. If it happens immediately wash the area.
Use a good quality honey for the treatment.
When to See a Doctor
Seek medical help if:
You see signs of infection, like increased pain, redness, swelling, fever, or oozing.
The person needs tetanus or booster shot, depending on date of last injection. Tetanus booster should be given every 10 years.
The burn blister is larger than two inches or oozes.
Redness and pain last more than a few hours.
5. Follow Up
The doctor will examine the burn and may prescribe antibiotics and pain medication.