Some of the most common domestic injuries are burns, because you can easily burn yourself while ironing and cooking or with hot water. It doesn’t matter how you’ve burnt yourself, you must act immediately to ease the pain and prevent the area from getting inflamed and blistered.
For instance, if you accidently burned or scald yourself it’s not necessary to run at the E.R. because there are handy solutions and remedies that you can easily apply to ease the burning sensation and speed up healing.
The first home aid you have to do when dealing with burns is to immerse the area in cold water. This way you’ll cool the skin, stop the burning sensation and relieve pain.
The second solution is to apply one of the below remedies for quick healing:
Important! These remedies are effective only for first degree burns! Don’t apply any of these remedies on open burned wounds.
This ingredient is present in most kitchens and it’s well-known for its healing properties, especially when dealing with wounds and burns.
If you apply it on burns, the honey will extract the fluid from tissues by cleansing effectively the wound. You can apply honey directly on the wound or burned and wrap the area with a bandage. Replace the bandage 3-4 times a day.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It’s the perfect astringent and antiseptic (prevents the infection by destroying potential pathogens and helps in healing due to its ph) for minor burns and prevents infection. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water and wash the burned area with the solution. Then cover the burned area with a clean cotton cloth soaked in apple cider vinegar by replacing it every 2-3 hours.
This plant is known for its healing and calming properties (analgesic, astringent). To use it, cut an Aloe Vera leaf in half and extract its gel and apply it over the burned area.
Tip: keep the leaf in the refrigerator for a more cooling sensation.
Lavender Essential Oil
It’s a powerful antiseptic that relieves pain and stimulates healing, reducing scarring.
Pour lavender oil on a piece of gauze and apply the bandage over the affected area. Change this so-called-bandage every few hours.
Lavender has antibiotic, analgesic and natural healing properties.
Another well-known remedy is potato peels that gives moisture and benefits from antibacterial properties.
Raw potatoes reduce pain and chances to develop blisters, benefiting from anti-irritant and soothing properties. Just cut a potato into the slices and apply them over the burned area. Make sure that the potato juice covers the entire area.