Most of the times when someone gets burned you have to find a quick way to soothe the pain, so that you can prevent further damages. There are some helpful treatments that you can use if you find yourself wondering in situations like this.
- Mint toothpaste
Always keep a minty toothpaste in your kitchen because it can help to relieve a minor burn. If you get burned run the area under cold water, then dry it with a paper towel and after that cover it with a layer of the toothpaste.
- Do not use ice on burns
Even if it sounds like ice can help you, it is actually the contrary. Ice can do you more damage than it can help you. It may restrict the blood flow to the skin. Instead of using ice, immediately after getting burned run the area under cool water and keep it that way for at least 20 minutes. Aloe may also help you to stop the pain and inflammation. Aloe is the best known home treatment for burns.
The vanilla extract can be used for minor burns. With a cotton swab gently put it onto the burned skin. Because of the evaporation of alcohol in the vanilla extract the pain will be cooled.
The acetic acid (component of aspirin) that vinegar contains can help relieve the pain, itching and inflammation of burn. Vinegar also acts as an antiseptic and astringent and is good for stopping the burn to get infected. You can soak paper towels in diluted vinegar or you can apply it using a cotton swab.
Another cure to help stop the burn from getting infected is honey. Honey is a natural antibiotic, that is also used to treat sore throat. It also contains pH balance so it can be used to kill bacteria, because pH balance is unwelcoming to bacteria.
- Tea bags
Black tea is a great choice for treating burns, because it contains tannic acid which can make the burns less painful. Tea bags can also be used for treating toothaches and other conditions. Put 2 or 3 cool and wet tea bags on the burn to treat it.
- Coconut oil
To keep your burn from becoming infected use coconut oil, as it contains fatty acids which are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. If you want to treat a mark that you got from a burn add lemon juice to the coconut oil and massage it.
For large burns add a cup of oats to a bath water and soak for 20 minutes. For smaller burn add some oats to a small bowl of water and soak the painful area.
- Lavender oil
Lavender oil definitely has a healing power. This has been proven by a French chemist that burned his hand during a lab accident and put it into a vat of lavender essential oil. In two ounces of water add 1 teaspoon of pure lavender essential oil. Use it as often as you need it.
- Vitamins C and E
It is known that the base material for new skin is production of collagen, which vitamin C enables. On the other hand, vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin. To speed the healing eat foods that are rich in vitamin C and E, or you can open a vitamin E capsule and put it on the burn.