Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Effective Home Remedies for Burns

Burn is the name given to an injury that is caused by skin’s exposure to excessive heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation, friction or fire. Burns can be categorized into three types - first degree, second degree and third degree, depending on the severity of the skin damage caused. Most minor burns will heal on their own, and home treatment is usually all that is needed to relieve your symptoms and promote healing.

Effective Home Remedies for Burns

Here are certain home remedies for treating burns:
  • The first and foremost thing that you should do is to apply ice on the affected area. If ice is not available, you can dip the area in chilled water or put it in running water.
  • The most popular and effective way to cure burns is to apply honey on the affected area and cover it with a bandage. This will prevent infection and heal the wound.
  • Yogurt also acts efficiently in treating burns. Apply a generous amount of yogurt on the burn and keep it for about 15 minutes, before rinsing off. It would cool down the burnt area and provide relief.
  • Egg white is also very effective in treatment of skin burn. Apply egg white over affected skin and leave it there for few minutes.
  • You can also apply diluted vinegar on the burn. It would be very effective in healing the burns.
  • Take vitamin E needed to prevent scarring.
  • Immerse the burnt portion in a bowl of whole milk for about 15-20 minutes. It would provide relief and cure the burn.
  • Onion is also an effective home remedy in curing the skin burn. Cut a onion in half and put it over the burnt skin.
  • Papaya pulp is also effective in treatment of skin burn. Enzymes present in the papaya heal the skin and remove the dead cells.
  • Aloe Vera also treats burns effectively. Cut some fresh Aloe Vera leaves and place them on the burnt area. 

1 comment:

  1. Burns can be anything from a minor irritation to a life-threatening emergency. If a burn is not too serious, it's possible to treat it with Natural Home Remedies for Burns . Some months ago, my hand was burnt due to minor accident while cooking. I could not understand what to do, then my mother told me about the Ayurvedic Remedies for burns that gave me quick relief from the pain and removed the marks too. Unfortunately, if you face this situation, you can try these remedies for better results.