Healing Burns with These Simple and Effective Home Remedies

home remedies for burns

Almost every person on this world has experienced burn, at least once n in their life time. The burns can be very common in our childhood, but there are also people who have never experienced the burns.

The scars of the burn may still be present, but if you have taken early measures then like applying toothpaste, they are probably gone by now.

Home Remedies for Burns

Here we have some of the home remedies that are healing burns, leaving minimum scar.

Honey serves as a remedy to disinfect wounds and heal burns. When you apply the honey to a burn, the honey draws out fluids from the tissues, which is cleaning the wound. Also, you can apply the honey to a gauze bandage, which is less sticky than direct application and make sure you change the dressing three to four times a day.

Take 1 cup of uncooked oatmeal and crumble it into a bath, while the tub is filling with lukewarm water. Soak 15 to 20 minutes and then air dry so that a thin coating of oatmeal remains on your skin. Be careful while getting in and out of the tub since the oatmeal makes surfaces slippery.

Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces warm water. Rinse the mouth burns with salt water every hour.

Tea bags
Put 2 to 3 tea bags under a spout of cool water and collect the tea in a small bowl, then gently dab the liquid on the burn site. The tannic acid in black tea helps draw heat from a burnt area.

Diluted Vinegar
Vinegar can be used as an astringent and antiseptic on minor burns and it helps prevent infection. Dilute the vinegar with equal parts water, and rinse the burned area with this remedy, which is perfect household first-aid item for healing and soothing burns.

Plantain leaves
Mucilage, iridoid glycosides, and tannins are the main constituents in plantain. These constituents together are thought to give plantain mild anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antihemorrhagic, and expectorant actions. Crush some fresh plantain leaves and rub the juice directly onto the burn to get the full effect of this plant.

Cool water
Put a cool water or place cool compresses over the burn site for ten minutes. Do this immediately after you get burned. Cool water stops the burn from spreading, and the sooner you run cool water on the burn, the greater the effect will be to reduce it.

Aloe vera
Apply aloe vera gel on the burn directly. It will help cool the burned skin because of its soothing and rejuvenating properties. The fresh aloe vera can even heal serious burns with little or no scarring.

Banana peels
A very convenient solution is placing a banana peel on the burned area of the skin until it becomes black.
Avoid using ice on a burnt area
Never use ice on the burnt area! It can restrict blood flow to the skin, and further damage tissue. Ice can be used only in case of a burnt tongue.

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