Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe and Vanilla Extract
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera and Egg Whites
- Aluminum Foil
- Aluminum Foil, Raw Honey
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Baking Soda
- Baking Soda, Black Tea Bag
- Coconut Oil
- Colloidal Silver
- Cool Water
- Egg Whites
- Egg Whites, Mustard
- Flaxseed Oil
- Hold Ear Lobe
- Honey and Flour Paste
- Hydrogen Peroxide Soak
- Local Medicinal Oil: Mow Sun Medical Oil
- Milk of Magnesia
- Onion Juice
- Peanut Butter
- Place Burn on Earlobe
- Plastic Wrap
- Pork Fat
- Remedies Needed
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Sour Cream
- Soya Sauce
- Sunburn Remedies
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tiger Balm
- Tomato Paste
- Urine Cures Rope Burns
- Vanilla Extract
- Vitamin E
- Wet Clay
- White Flour
- Wind Burn
We have got the best collection of natural home remedies for burns! Don't suffer with the pain of a burn or leave yourself open to infection or further tissue damage. Get fast relief from burns with safe, effective burn remedies.
EARTH CLINIC WARNING:
Never put butter on a burn! You may have heard that butter is a good healer for burns, but nothing could be further from the truth! Butter delays the healing time of a burn and in cases of severe burns, may cause infection.
Our readers offer information and opinions on Earth Clinic, not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies or supplements or following any treatment suggested by anyone on this site. Only your health care provider, personal physician, or pharmacist can provide you with advice on what is safe and effective for your unique needs or diagnose your particular medical history.
|Aluminum Foil||136 YEAS|
|Egg Whites||47 YEAS|
|Baking Soda||20 YEAS|
[YEA] 04/19/2012: Jenna from Phoenix, Arizona: "As a healthcare provider I have learned what works and doesn't, don't use butter! I burned myself on a iron skillet nothing has burned me worse before. All I had around was hand sanitizer which was a high percentage of alcohol. Reccomended 100%."Replies
[YEA] 06/15/2012: Charlena from Brent, Al replies: "Hot grease splattered on my hand.. The pain was awful. After keeping it in cold water about 2 hours I searched and found these remedies. Tried alcohol first... Wow! Alot of relief with alcohol but the pain kept returing in one small area so I tried the foil method. I was not impressed with it at all. Moved on to the toothpaste. Its been 15-20 mins, I have rinsed it off now and am pain free! Absolutely amazing! Alcohol and toothpaste win!"
08/04/2012: "When you say alcohol, do you mean rubbing alcohol?"
08/27/2012: Tiffany from Old Windsor, England replies: "Can it be any toothpaste because usually they all stick to a certain one?"
[YEA] 10/17/2012: Mikbethnz from Auckland, New Zealand replies: "I used hand sanitizer which is all I had in the cupboards and it soothed the burns on my fingers instantly. The pain returned within minutes so I applied more hand sanitizer (small drops) and each time the pain lessened! The pain was minimised to the point where I didn't even notice it! It was gone within an HOUR!! I returned to playing the piano without pain yay! Thank you Earth Clinic!"
[YEA] 02/26/2013: Kdo090578 from Houston, Tx, Usa replies: "I used hand sanitizer on a burn from a curling iron and now a couple of hours later after constant reapplying the burn is pretty much gone. The burning sensation was also relieved immediately from each application."
01/16/2011: Kallie from Berlin, Germany: "i was baking cookies and when I went to go get them out I burnt myself on the rack in the oven and I jumped and ran over to the sink to put cold water on it and then I went to the computer found this website and herd that alcohol works so I took an alcoholic pad swiped the burn and imidialely it stoped hurting. it really works."Replies
[YEA] 10/11/2011: Clarinetgirl55 from Mt. Sterling, Kentucky/united States replies: "I burnt my pinky finger and ring finger really bad this morning while straightening my hair. I put alcohol on my fingers and the bubble that had formed on my pinky automatically started to go down and my fingers stopped hurting!"
11/24/2011: Carri from Wales, United Kingdom, Wales replies: "I was in work when one of the pieces of the griddle flew off and I instinctively caught it. And burnt the tips of my fingers and palms. My boss administered first aid and applied a burn patch which just made it worse, so I took that home and carried a cold can of red bull around for the rest of my shift. I came home and have just came on here to look for a rememdy. I applied alcohol but it only subsided for about 3 minutes. After summing the guts up I have wrapped my fingers in foil and already the pain is a lot less than it was. Still hurting but a lot less. It is very daunting wrapping your fingers up when you know it's going to hurt but I put my hand under the tap and wrapped one finger at a time."
12/03/2011: Symone from Port Huron, Michigan, United States Of America replies: "My left fingers BURN so bad because I made hot fudge in the microwave and I made a mistake and spilled it. Right now I have a bunch of ice cubes and a big bowl of water for my hand. It has been hurting for hours now : what should I do?"
12/14/2011: Rebekah from Sherwood, Oregon, Us replies: "Water usually only gets rid of the pain for a few minutes. I have found that if it's cold outside and you go out it takes the pain of the burn away. Once I burnt my ear straightening my hair and it hurt so bad and I didn't know what to do so I left it. Soon after that it stopped hurting. I know it sounds dumb but it really works! I also heard tea helps- anybody know what tea?"
10/13/2012: Trinity from Pelham, Canada replies: "I was baking cookies when my cooking glove fell off and the pan burned my hand. I put it under cold water and after about 10 seconds and put a alcohol swab on it- the pain was instanly gone."
[YEA] 02/19/2007: Josh from Joilet: "put a little alcohol in your burns and it will go away. It will burn for a moment but it will get much better. I tried it and it worked."Replies
[YEA] 08/27/2008: Denise from Bridgewater, Canada replies: "I burned myself on tim hortans green tea, i went to the hospial and got bandages on it than a teaspoon of alcohol on my burns, it works! baking soda didnt work for me though. but my burn was big all around my leg, wait for your tea to cool off completely, dont even take the bag out, i was wearing shorts!!! be careful after all the cup does say hot!!!"
Aloe and Vanilla Extract
[YEA] 07/25/2006: Jenny from Austin, TX: "when i was little and got badly sunburned my dad would always mix pure aloe with some vanilla extract, and it always makes the pain stop and keeps me from peeling."
[YEA] 04/20/2008: Stella from Cleveland, Ohio: "Dear All -- If you don't already own an Aloe Vera plant then please go buy one! My husband had a bad accident over the weekend, he was lighting a gas smoker grill and it blew up, burnt his whole arm and hand it was pretty severe, he was in a lot of pain. We looked on earth clinic and tried the ACV & ice water, unfortunately it didn't relieve the pain enough, he tried the store bought stuff and nothing worked at all. Mind you he was hoping to not have to go the emergency room since we don't have medical insurance. Finally a friend brought over an Aloe Vera plant and squeezed the juice of a leaf on to his arm, it Immediately soothed the pain. He has been applying it 3X a day the pain has stayed away, the redness is almost gone and there is minimal blistering that is healing Fast. We already went to the health food store to buy our plant I myself have also been using it on my face and hands and it is wonderful!! Thank God for the Awesome Gifts of Nature that he has given us."
Aloe Vera and Egg Whites
[YEA] 11/20/2008: Montene from Wichita Falls, Texas: "YEA, YEA!!!! Egg Whites & Aloe Vera
Today while trying to soften some glue I heated it in the microwave. When I picked it up it had melted a hole in the side of bottle. Hot, hot glue went all in the palm of my right hand. Tried the cold water thing but it didn't help. Got computer going and found out about egg whites and aloe vera. Layed a piece of gauze over burned area and with a large eye dropper alternated egg white and aloe vera. Kept the gauze wet all the time but still must have taken over an hour for all the pain to stop. That has been 4 hours ago ....... the palm is red but there are no blisters and is only sensitive in the worst part of burn. This is first time I have heard of this remedy and thankfully it has worked. "
02/23/2012: J from Toronto, On replies: "I saw you comment, the egg white provides a barrier when dry, the gauze on top of the wound scared me a bit ( will stick to the wound ) and real aloe is a great repairer, running under cold water is to relieve pain but mostly to negate or stop the continuance of the actual burn , like putting a fire out, egg whites are only good for 1st and very small area 2nd degree burns... And wash the outside of the egg first as well as make sure they are within the fresh date code... salmonella is what we want to stay away from when applying to a wound."
Aluminum Foil Treatment for Burns
First, place the burn under cold, running water to dissipate the heat. Then, apply the shiny side of ordinary aluminum foil to the area of burned skin and prepare to be amazed! The pain may increase briefly, but then should subside and may be completely gone within half an hour.
[YEA] 03/17/2013: Daniel from Sao Paulo, Brazil: "I was cooking some fish in a steel pan in the oven pulled it out and a minute later went to move it without an oven glove. The oven was set to 250 degrees celcius so I quickly put my palm under cold running water for about 5 minutes. I then took out the frozen peas and placed a dish towel around it and rested my palm on it for another 20 minutes. Then it was on to placing my palm in a bowl of cold water which I added a few cubes of ice in every 15 minutes or so for about 2 more hours. When I would take my hand out of the water the pain would soar within 5 seconds so I tried the foil.
I made myself a glove with the foil and held onto a cold can that was in the fridge I actually soon after went to sleep holding the can and when I woke up a few hours later the pain had disappeared. I put on some moisturisers and aloe vera and 24 hrs later it's great no blisters just a red mark of the pan handle which should be gone in a couple of days. I have had various kitchen burns and my best advice is leave it in cold water or place an ice pack wrapped in a cloth on it until the pain is gone when you take it off. It may take many hours but it's always worked for me."Replies
[YEA] 03/29/2013: Michelle from North Irwin, Pa replies: "Same as above post, was cooking steaks in a cast iron skillet and had just pulled them out of a 500 degree oven when I had a huge brain fart and grabbed the handle. Ummm, ya. Ouch. After slightly panicking and squirting mayo all over my hand to cool it which didn't help at all, I ran to the comp and this was the first site I saw. So after washing the goop off of it, I stuck my hand in cold water for about half an hour while I ate, then I wrapped it in aluminum foil with gauze over top of the foil. Another half-hour later my hand does not hurt at all, isn't pink, and I have no blisters! Yay for me :D Definitely works!"
[YEA] 03/12/2013: Lisa Mccarty from League City, Texas: "My two year old daughter was playing on the bed in our camper with her sister and she had taken to turning the light on the headboard on and off. We didn't realize how easy the cover could be removed but she did remove it and touched the light bulb inside with her index finger. She almost instantly got a blister. I put aloe on it and blew on it and even tried ice for relief but those common methods were getting us nowhere, so I got on earthclinic for suggestions. First I tried the hand sanitizer... That helped but I was reapplying often. Then I tried toothpaste but it was about the same. So I put more aloe on and covered her finger with foil, or as I told her, a metal bandaid. Literally, within two minutes she was relaxed about it enough to go to sleep. This really works!"
[YEA] 02/24/2013: Burnt Fingers from Canberra, Australia: "Absolutely do this - it works. My wife burnt her fingers on the element of the oven. The skin went brown and it was very painful. After about an hour of frozen peas and corn, And a lot of pain... I looked on line and found Earth clinic.
We applied the hand sanitiser first then decided to go with the aluminium foil after reading the excellent reviews and successes. We applied the aloe Vera oil, then covered each finger with foil, secured by sticky tape wrapped around the base to keep it on.
The pain on the second finger went away, the main burn the pain subsided dramatically. We removed it before bed. In the morning the brown burn was gone and it was no longer painful.
Today the burns are hardly noticeable ... We repeated the foil on the one finger today with the aloe Vera. I have a sports science background and would never have thought this was possible. They don't teach this at uni, , ,
It really does work - use the aloe and foil... :))"
[YEA] 02/24/2013: J Max from Ottawa, Il: "We are happy to add our happy, I-can't-believe-it-works story! My daughter touched a plate heated in the microwave. We went right to ice for the four fingers. After three hours two fingers had blisters and all four hurt badly. With bed time long past, we called the ER for advice--cold compresses, NO ICE! , and "silverdeen". Before going that route we searched the internet. THANKFULLY we found this site and we went with the most YEAS and tried the crazy aluminum foil. It's now 20 minutes later and... NO pain. There was initially no pain for about 30 seconds, then a wave of pain after about 5 minutes and then after about 5 more, the pain is gone. WHEW! We will sleep better tonight."
[YEA] 02/20/2013: Clint from Colorado Springs, Co: "So my 1 yr old daughter just put her hands on the glass cover to the gas fire place. Yes, ... she burnt her hands. I instantly came online to see what I could find to take away the pain, because the ice was not helping. The first time she just pulled the foil off, but only after having them on for about 5 min.
I put the foil back on again and put kid socks over her hands so she could not pull. Well, ... She almost instantly stopped crying and fell asleep.
[YEA] 02/17/2013: Pj from York, Pa Usa: "I wasn't thinking when I grabbed the handle of a pan that had recently come out of a 400F oven and I burned a good bit of my palm and parts of my fingers. The only thing I could think of was to get my hand in some egg whites (okay, I ended up smashing the egg open and put my hand in the white and yolk). That helped initially, but my family and I were heading out to a play in a few hours and I didn't see the theater looking kindly at my bowl of eggs.
I came to Earth Clinic, saw the aluminum foil remedy, and after reading the testimonials and fighting my doubts, I wrapped my hand in an aluminum foil mitt. At first it didn't do a whole lot, but I had read enough to know to wait.
It began to feel better. I took it off to adjust it, and the pain came back immediately. I hadn't realized how much the foil had been keeping the pain at bay! (I didn't do anything else for the pain. )
I re-wrapped it with foil, put some gauze over it to keep it in place, and more importantly, to prevent me from looking completely insane for wrapping my hand in aluminum foil, then left for the play.
When I returned home, not only was my hand not hurting, but the areas on my palm that had been red were no longer red. There is still the main burn part which hurts a little when I poke at it, but that's it. The parts of my fingers that were burned and NOT covered in aluminum are red and tender. A big YEA for aluminum foil!"
[YEA] 01/13/2013: Nikki from Oakland, Ca, USA: "Burned my hand taking a mug of boiling water out of the microwave - first on the ceramic handle of the mug which was unexpectedly a lot hotter than normal, and then with the boiling water splashing out onto my hand as I dropped the mug down onto the counter. Spent over 2 hours with water and ice packs on it and took 3 ibuprofen and the pain was increasing instead of improving. Had put Solarcaine and aloe on it, as well as Arnica, all to no avail. I was in so much pain I was considering pulling out some narcotics left over from a surgery a few months earlier. I sat the pill bottle down by the computer and went online and saw the foil tip posted here. Read through about half the 127 postings on it before deciding to try it. As others posted, initially, the pain increased. I removed the foil, put on somebaking soda paste and put the foil back on. After about 5 minutes, I got up and went to go get tape to tape the foil on and when I was done I realized the pain was improving. Had a few more waves of intense pain but noticed that I was starting to have pain-free periods of a minute or two. It's been 45 minutes now and the pain is almost entirely gone. I have put away the painkiller bottle - unopened! I was skeptical of this remedy, as so many home remedies have not worked for me (or made things worse) but I was in so much pain I had to try it and this one worked!!
UPDATE: It's now been 3 hours. I took the foil off my hand about an hour ago. There is almost no pain at all. The swelling that had been there has gone down. The blistering that had begun has stopped. There is a bit of the feeling of "tight skin" where the burn is, but otherwise, it feels fine - I'm able to type this with both hands! I can't thank everyone enough for listing this suggestion. It works, it works, IT WORKS!!!!!!"
[YEA] 12/24/2012: Joe from Arima, Trinidad: "I got burned from a power washer muffler, placed ice on it and this kept the pain away, but as soon as I removed the ice the pain came back. I looked up how to treat this type of burn and came to this page. Today is Christmas eve and after reading the post with aluminum foil I thought to myself, "like I must be a Turkey going to be baked" the pain was so intense that I was willing to try the aluminum foil, at first the pain increased but 40 minutes after I'm posting this, it really works. Thanks guys."