Effective Home Remedies And Treatments To Relieve Burn Pain
When burns happen, there’s no need to go to the drugstore immediately to buy some expensive remedy. Most of the first and second degree injuries can be treated with a few ingredients that will help relieve burn pain. These home remedies are great if you face burns and you don’t have first medical help by your side.
Second degree burns may be treated at home, but it is good to call a doctor to take a look.
Just to remind ourselves burns are classified by degrees.
First degree burns beside that they are also painful, they are harmless. Second degree burns are not serious, but only if they are restricted to a small area. They also hurt a lot, but very important they need to be preserved from infection. The third degree burns are extremely dangerous. It may happen that you don’t feel pain because of the dying of the nerve endings. Of course, these burns require urgent medical attention, and they never should be treated at home.
The first thing you should do is to run it under water. But the water should have a normal temperature, because if it is too cold, or if you put ice on a skin can cause cell death as much as hot water. After this, you need to use something that will keep the skin from getting infected.
The best choice is Aloe Vera.
Aloe Vera prevents infection, and reduces burn damage. It also gives a cooling effect.
Another great remedy for burns is lavender. Lavender is well known as anti-inflammatory and reducer of pain. Take a lavender oil (small amount) and mix it with Aloe Vera .
Other herbs that can be used for burns are chamomile, safflower, calendula, angelica and comfrey. These all help in quick healing.
If you don’t have herbs or oils at home, you can use toothpaste. But white paste, not gel. Also, you can make a paste of baking soda with water.
Other relieving way is to soak the burn in milk, because we usually keep the milk cold, and the fat content of the milk helps in healing. But this is not a remedy for a broken skin.
At the end just as a reminder, maybe you have heard that butter and margarine are good for burns. That is not true because they retain heat and it might cause an infection.