Home remedies can help to speed up the
healing process and providing pain relief for minor burns. Some
of the common causes of minor burns are due to a hot iron, steam, hot
coffee or sunburns and can be easily treated immediately in the comfort
of your own home.
If there are no handy remedies available
to treat localized minor burns, try applying cold compresses or soaking
the affected burn areas in cold water for about 15-30 minutes or even
longer if required. Remember to use only cold water and never use
ice as ice can damage the skin. After the cold water treatment,
continue using these home remedies.
For minor burns, a combination of cold
water treatment with black tea bags treatment can be really beneficial
as black tea contains tannic acid which is effective in reducing pain.
Place some black tea bags into cool water
and soak for a few minutes. Then dip the affected burn area into
the cold black tea for a few minutes.
The black tea bags can be recycled later
by gently placing them onto the burned area.
Carrots can be used for soothing pain
caused by burns.
Just grate one carrot and apply directly
onto the affected burn area.
Egg whites are considered as one of the
miracle cure for minor burns. Egg whites helps in alleviating
pain as well as providing healing and preventing scarring from minor
Separate the egg whites out and apply
onto the burned section. No pain will be felt so long as the
burned area is wet however when the egg white dries up, the pain can
return so you may need to reapply the egg white treatment for as long
as it is required.
The juice of an onion is an effective
first aid for minor burns as it can help in easing pain and reducing
Take a fresh onion, peel off the skin and
cut into half.
Squeeze out the onion juice directly onto
the burn area.
Take note that the onion used must be
freshly cut. Cut onions can loose their soothing properties a few
minutes after being cut.
Potatoes are not only delicious, they are
also therapeutic and excellent for treating burns.
Just peel off the skin of a raw potato,
slice it and then apply directly to the affected burned area for rapid
It is crucial to take note that this
potato home remedy must never be used on burns where the skin has
opened or on acid burns as the bacteria from the potato can cause an
Whole milk makes a great compress
for minor burns as its fat content is effective in soothing burns and
Soak the burned section in milk for about
Alternatively soak a cloth in milk and
apply the cloth to the burned area.
Rinse the milk off the skin and the
cloth using cool water later as the milk will and can smell.
Surprisingly soy sauce has been found to
be very effective for household burns and are great in easing pain and
keeping the skin from blistering.
Just generously apply the soy sauce to
the burned section and let it stay for about half an hour.
Toothpaste is available in every
household and can be utilized immediately for any burn problems.
It can help in alleviating pain and keeping skin from blistering.
Just squeeze out a generous amount of
toothpaste and apply on the burn. Leave the toothpaste on for at
least one day.
Using diluted vinegar helps in relaxing
skin tissue and providing pain relief.
Dilute vinegar with cold water, soak a
cloth in the diluted vinegar and then cover the affected burned section
with the cloth. When the pain returns, just change to another
fresh vinegar soaked cloth. Continue this treatment for as long