What is a good burn treatment?
By mmcostello from CA
Aloe Vera gel or Aloe Vera plant works really well. For the plant, just break off a piece of the plant and rub the gel like liquid on burn, works like a charm!
I mix syrup & baking soda, half/half of each, and put on burn. Good luck.
Yes, buy an Aloe Vera plant. They are inexpensive and grow and grow and will always be there for skin irritations.
The best and only thing for a burn is cold water and ice, absolutely nothing else. When the inflammation is down put a soft bandage over it to protect it. Anything else can infect the wound and if you have to go to the doctors for it, they will have to scrape anything you have put on it off. That can be extremely painful.
I learned years ago if it is a first or second degree burn, to use iced tea. Soak area if possible, or use cloth saturated with the iced tea. Do not use on burns with open blisters, those need a doctor. Something in the tea is good for burns, helps them heal, and the cold part helps with the pain.
My family uses raw honey, not pasteurized. Takes the fire out and helps it heal without leaving scars.
Ditto on cold water and/or ice only but I am thinking an antibiotic ointment like Neosporin should be put on the skin before the bandage to protect from any possible infection.
You do not want to put anything on a burn which will hold in the heat and prevent healing. Tepid water immediately of course. If it is a deeper burn you may need medical attention.
I keep a bottle of Aloe Vera gel in the fridge. It is very easy to buy in the summer, since it is popular for sunburn. Some gels contain an anesthetic ingredient, too, and, I've been grateful when treating burns. Keeping it in the fridge has the added benefit of helping lower the heat of a burn.
there is a product called 2nd skin. it is a moist jelly like pad and when applyed overnight you will see results as early as the first day. We were in a motorcycle accident and these worked wonders for our road rash and cuts.
I treat any burn that is treatable at home, i.e. not too big nor too deep, with plain vinegar. After 5 minutes we don't feel our burns anymore. Emu oil after a couple of hours helps it heal without scars, as does honey or even plain sugar. Aloe Vera gel is nice too, but less effective in my experience, especially in the beginning.
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