First aid is sufficient for most minor burns and scalds, such as those that we will mention below, but these do not replace the consultation with a doctor or the urgency with which the burns must be treated depending on the degree of the herself.
Natural treatments for burns
The first thing is to immerse the burned area in cold water for about 20 minutes. This cools the skin, stops the burning, and relieves pain. Then, keep the area clean, apply healing compresses and strengthen your body’s self-healing capacity by applying the following natural treatments.
Determine if it is an emergency or requires special care
Act fast. You can treat superficial skin burns, depending on their size. But even first-degree burns need medical care if they cover a large area (greater than the size of your hand). Deep burns and those caused by electricity require urgent medical attention.
Practical advice after a burn
As soon as possible, place the burn under running cold water for at least 20 minutes. If you don’t have water, use another cool, non-irritating liquid, such as milk or iced tea.
Remove jewelry or clothing that could pinch the area if it becomes inflamed.
Cover the burn with a loose, temporary bandage with tape or a plastic bag. A damp garment can be placed on top to refresh, after 20 minutes of cold water.
Don’t try to pop the blisters. They are natural protectors.
Forget about the burn for at least 24 hours so it can heal itself. If a blister develops, clean the area and apply an antiseptic ointment before applying a loose covering.
Natural remedies to treat burns
When the burn has taken two to three days to heal, try the following natural treatments.
1. Aloe vera
Squeeze or scrape some aloe vera gel from a fresh leaf and apply it to the burn. The refreshing gel reduces pain, moisturizes the skin and removes bacteria and air from the injury. If you don’t have a plant, apply an aloe vera cream two or three times a day.
Chamomile flowers have been used since ancient times to treat burns. To help it heal faster, apply chamomile cream (from health food stores) or make a compress by dipping a cotton cloth in a concentrated chamomile infusion.
Another natural treatment for burns is calendula salve, made from garden marigolds. Apply it as many times as necessary. You can make a soothing compress by dipping a cloth in diluted distilled witch hazel or a cold infusion of calendula, chickweed, or elderflower. Apply the compress three or four times a day.
4. St. John’s wort flowers
The yellow flowers of St. John’s wort contain hypericin, a substance known for its ability to heal wounds and burns. It is the active substance in St. John’s wort ointment, which can be applied to the burn three times a day. The dried leaves are used to make soothing compresses.
Add a teaspoon of dried herb to a cup of boiling water, let it steep for five minutes, and strain it. Dip a cloth in the cold infusion and apply it to the burn twice a day.
5. Bee honey
Spread yourself honey. Indian researchers found that honey was more effective on burns than silver sulfadiazine (the active ingredient in conventional anti-burn creams). The study found that honey-covered burns healed faster and with less pain and scarring.
Soak a cloth with whole milk, frozen, and apply it to the burn for 10 minutes at a time.
Homeopathic treatments for burns
Apply urtica or hypercal – available as ointments or tinctures – on burns without blisters. Echinacea, which strengthens the immune system, helps the skin to regenerate itself and fight infection. Take 15 drops of echinacea tincture (1: 5 in 45% alcohol) in water three times a day.
Gotu kola (or gotu kola) is a small tropical plant whose leaves can heal wounds. It is available in capsules and ointment. For burns take one or two 300mg capsules with three meals a day.
How to treat burns inside the mouth
The palate is very delicate and burns easily. Like all other injuries, these types of burns take time to heal. By itself, your mouth should heal completely within a week, but you can reduce the time by acting quickly to cool the burn.
Use water as a natural treatment
Water, water everywhere Like a skin burn, it is best to cool the mouth scald. and the easiest way is with cold water. For five to 10 minutes, rinse, spit, and gargle with cold water until the pain in your mouth is reduced. An even faster method is to use ice, if you can get it quickly. You can also use ice cubes until the stinging stops.
After the initial cooldown is done, rinse and gargle with the saline solution. Mix half a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water and rinse your mouth with it. (Do not swallow) Salt is antiseptic and will clean and disinfect the burn.
Don’t stop the healing process
For a few days after burning your mouth, avoid hot drinks. Let the tea and coffee warm before bringing them to your mouth, or replace it with cold drinks.
Temporarily delete hard baguettes from your menu. Do the same with the French fries, raw carrots, and fresh apples. Any of these foods can scratch a burn during healing.
Also avoid the heat, as it will further irritate damaged skin.
Try an organic mouth burn rinse
Blackberry leaves have bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for naturally treating burns. Prepare a decoction by pouring 10g of dried leaves in 100ml of cold water. Boil and let it steep for about 15 minutes. Strain, (if you want you can sweeten with honey), and rinse and gargle with this decoction as many times as you want.
Note: The information on this site is provided for informational purposes. This is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice of any kind and we recommend consulting your appropriate specialist with any health concerns or questions you may have.