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12 Ways to Treat Burns Naturally

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Disease and Care Home Remedies

1. Raw Potato
Raw potato can treat minor skin burns due to its anti-irritating and soothing properties. It will alleviate the pain and reduce the chance of having blisters.

2. Papaya
When we have a burn on our skin and once it starts healing, our next concern could be the permanent mark it could leave on the body. Here’s where papaya comes to your rescue. Enzymes in papaya can remove dead skin cells through its exfoliating action.

3. Salt
Many a time our mouth could have burnt as a result of eating hot food or drinking hot tea. Next time you are faced with such a condition, wash your mouth with salt water 5-6 times a day to prevent pain and discomfort. Salt heals wounds fast and hence can be applied directly on first and second degree wounds, based on their severity.

4. Oatmeal
As minor burns heal, they can become itchy. A good way to relieve the itch is by putting this breakfast cereal into the tub. Crumble 1 cup uncooked oatmeal into a bath of lukewarm water as the tub is filling. Soak 15 to 20 minutes and then air dry so that a thin coating of oatmeal remains on your skin. Use caution getting in and out of the tub since the oatmeal makes surfaces slippery.

5. Salt
Mouth burns can be relieved by rinsing with salt water every hour or so. Mix 1/2 teaspoon salt in 8 ounces warm water.

6. Tea bags
Teatime can be anytime you suffer a minor burn. The tannic acid found in black tea helps draw heat from a burn. Put 2 to 3 tea bags under a spout of cool water and collect the tea in a small bowl. Gently dab the liquid on the burn site.

7. Ice cube
A tongue burn is best treated with ice rather than cool water. Often, in great anticipation, children (and adults, for that matter) sip their soup or hot chocolate before it cools down and get a tongue burn. Since it’s tricky to stick a burned tongue under the faucet, try sucking on an ice cube. First rinse the cube under water so it doesn’t stick to the tongue or lips.

8. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera has astringent and tissue-healing properties that can help in healing burns.

9. Coconut Oil and Lemon Juice
Coconut oil and lemon juice both can help treat a minor burn when it has cooled and dried. Coconut oil is rich in Vitamin E and fatty acids such as lauric acid, myristic acid and caprylic acid that offer anti-fungal, antioxidant and anti-bacterial benefits. Lemon juice has acidic properties that naturally lighten the scars.

10. Vinegar
The astringent and antiseptic properties in vinegar can be very helpful in treating minor burns and preventing infection.

11. Onion Juice
Onion juice has components like sulfur compounds and quercetin that can relieve pain, help heal the burn and reduce the chance of blistering.

12. Honey
Also harnessing antibiotic properties that can help prevent infection, honey can be a great natural burn treatment simply when applied to the area. You may also try placing honey on a gauze bandage and keeping it on throughout the day. If you go this route, change the bandage 3-4 times.

Sources:
http://naturalsociety.com
http://www.top10homeremedies.com
http://health.howstuffworks.com
http://www.findhomeremedy.com
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