Burns are inevitable as long as you will enter your kitchen. Children are more at risk for burns because they are curious little people. They craw everywhere and want to touch everything that piques their interest. Knowing several home remedies to use when you burn yourself or your loved ones get a burn is a great skill, so here are seven treatments you can make at home to ease the discomfort of first degree burns:
1. Run the burned area under cold water, immediately
This may not be considered as a remedy, but it is a very important step before doing anything else. It eases the pain, controls the extent of the inflammation, and minimize the extent of damage (depth of burn). Keep the burned area in the cold water for a long time.
2. Aloe vera gel
Apply aloe gel to the burnt areas as evenly as you can. Repeat this process three times a day for as long as you need it. The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties of aloe help prevent infection of the wounds, forming scars and blisters.
3. White mint-flavored toothpaste
After running the burned area underwater, apply the toothpaste. Wash off after 15 minutes. The minty flavor of the toothpaste eases burn pain and soothe the burns.
4. Organic honey
Apply organic honey to the burns three times a day. Honey’s healing and antibacterial properties help the wound heal quicker and prevent infection of the wound.
5. Coconut oil
Apply coconut oil to the affected areas of the body and let it absorb into the wound. Coconut oil cools down the burn, prevent blister and scar formations. It also boosts cell regeneration and heals the wound faster.
6. Cold milk
Use cotton wool soaked with milk on the wound. Leave it for 15 minutes then wash. Repeat as often as you want. Milk soothe and heal burns faster.
7. Vitamin E
One teaspoon of vitamin E, extracted from the capsule is enough to soothe your burn pains and hasten the wound healing process. Vitamin E has good regenerative properties that keep the skin smooth and clear.