How do you heal burn scars ?
Sometimes our first layer of the skin gets burn with steam, hot fluids or sun exposure. It can cause red skin and pain if not treated on time. Before taking any medication, understand the types of burn. If the burn is first or second degree, than we can cure it with our natural home remedies.
Burns: Types, Symptoms & Treatments
- First degree burns : First degree burns are normal burns with some pain and skin reddening. It can be cure with our natural home remedies.
- Second degree burns: Second degree burns are very exorbitantly damages to our skin, our nerves and blood vessels. They will have blisters on the skin. It can cure naturally with home remedies but it depends on the extent of damage.
- Third degree burns : Third-degree burns dissipate the entire depth of skin, and the damage may extend to underlying fat, muscle, or bone. At that situation we should not wait for any home remedies, these severe burns seek immediate medical attention that could save patient’s life or it could lose his life.
Many natural home remedies are believed to heal the burn and reduce the pain. If you are reluctant to Allopathic medicine, take help from your kitchen. In this article, we are going to discuss some useful and easy home remedies that help you get the best result. Use these remedies soon after burn occurs.
Keep the affected area in a bucket of cold water for few minutes. Repeat the process every few hours to relieve and you feel better instantly.
Honey is an effective remedy to heal burns. It also reduces the chances of hypertrophic scars.
Spread honey directly on the burn. Leave it for 15-20 minutes. Repeat this three or four times a day.
Onion juice contains sulfur and quercetin that heals burn and reduces the chance of blister.
Cut an onion and apply its juice onto the burn. Though onions lose their medicinal properties within few minutes, use only freshly cut onions. Follow the process several times a day.
Grated raw potato and cover it on the affected area for about 15 minutes. For best result, use this remedy soon after the burn. Another option is to cut a slice of a raw potato and rub it on the burn.
Vinegar contains astringent that helps heal the burn and prevent infection.
Take equal parts of white vinegar and plain water. Dilute vinegar into it. Take a clean cloth. Soak it into diluted vinegar and cover the affected area. Replace the cloth every 2-3 hours.
Cut a small piece of the Aloe Vera leaf. Rub it directly on the burn. You can also mix a tea spoon of turmeric powder to it and then apply. It helps heal the burn in a few days.
Black Tea Bags
Black tea has tannic acid which reduces burn pain.
Take three black tea bags. Dip them into warm water for a few minutes. Allow it to cool. Soak a clean cloth in it and placed it on the affected area. Repeat it two or more times as needed. You can also put cold tea bags directly on the burn.