The everyday household burn are easy to handle compared to third degree burns that need immediate serious medical attention.It doesn’t matter that how you burned the only thing that matters is how you handle it in first few minutes after being burned.
There are generally 3 kinds of burns-First degree burns(takes 3-6 days to heal),second degree burn(takes 2-3 weeks to heal) and third degree burns(takes long time to burn).It is important to know that which kind of burn has effected you before the treatment starts.If the signs of the wound indicate that you have second or third degree of burns then it is better you seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Home remedies for minor burns are:
1)Milk is considered as an excellent healer to treat minor burns.Soak the area where you get burned in the milk for 15 minutes.The fat in milk soothes the pain and helps healing the wound immediately.
2)Vitamin C is best known for its healing powers.Vitamin C supplements helps healing the minor burns very quickly.Citrus foods and potatoes are rich in vitamin C and helps treating the wound and also helps to get rid of scars.
3)The moment you get burned, soak your hand in cool water at least for five minutes.Cold water helps reducing the swelling. Also, you can take pain killers like ibuprofen,acetaminophen or naproxen to relieve your pain.
4) Apply the colgate paste on burned area and leave it overnight.It will help reducing the burning and pain sensations.
5) Apply some butter over the burned area, it helps reducing the pain and burning sensation.
6)Aloe vera is best known to heal the burns.Apply some aloe vera over the wound to prevent blistering and scarring.
7)Honey is rich in natural enzymes.It reduces the pain and heal the skin that has been damaged from the burn.
“The information present here is for general purpose please consult your doctor before taking any medication/therapy”