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
[YEA] 06/15/2012: Bret from Sweet Home, Oregon, U.s.: "While attempting to mow a friends back lawn, I accidently touched the mowers engine, within seconds, I had lost feeling in my right middle finger and had a nasty blister forming on my right ring finger. After rushing home, I filled a small glass with..."
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|Aluminum Foil||136 YEAS|
|Egg Whites||47 YEAS|
|Baking Soda||20 YEAS|
[YEA] Mae from Georgia: "I love baking and, unfortunately, burns go with the territory. I have found making a paste of baking soda mixed with a little water is effective if applied immediately. The baking soda seems to draw out the heat and reduce (or eliminate, depending on the degree) the redness. This works great for me, because when you are baking you always have baking soda right at your finger tips!"
Baking Soda, Black Tea Bag
[YEA] 05/25/2008: Jasmine from Chicago, IL: "I saw that many had mentioned that baking soda when mixed into a paste (using water) relieves and sometimes eliminates burns. This is true, however, in my own experimentation, I no longer retain burns if I have baking soda on hand.
Apply the paste thickly over the burned area. The thicker the better. I leave it on until it dries, then rinse it off with water and reapply. Continue doing this until you have no pain. This completely takes the pain and redness out of 1st and 2nd degree burns. You won't even know you were burned! The first time you apply it, it will relieve the pain, but it may return. I've never had to apply it more than 4 times but trust me, taking the time to do this remedy will save you blistering, pain, and irritation later on!
There is one other remedy for burns. I once burned my hand on a very hot light bulb. My skin turned white on one site of the burn, indicating a 3rd degree condition. I didn't have any feeling in the area, the skin was completely dead. The other parts were red and sore, indicating a 2nd degree burn. A day past and I had no relief. The burn started looking worse. I tried honey, it only made me sticky but the heat was still there.
I knew that tea was an astingent, so I took a normal lipton black tea bag and dunked it in hot water twice, then I allowed the bag to cool. I placed the wet bag over the burn and wrapped my hand to keep it in place. I fell asleep for 2 hours and when I woke up the burn no longer hurt and was beginning to heal! I changed bags and rewrapped it for a few hours. My skin turned temporarily a little orange/brown but the burn gave me no problems afterward, healed perfectly and didn't scar at all."
[YEA] 08/08/2010: London from Sandusky , Ohio replies: "My mother burned her fingers and part of her hand really severely on the stove. I would say it was 3rd degree, it looked pretty bad. We did the egg white remedy, but mainly, what helped keep the pain levels tolerable was keeping a tea bag in there for a good 3 hours, (she took a nap) and we also alternated between the tea bags and baking soda paste mixed with egg whites. By the end of the day, the burn was almost gone. It was incredible, you could barely see it, and the pain was 100% gone! My mom is skeptical of these cures, but she was impressed!!"
[YEA] 02/12/2006: Julia from OR: "For BURNS: After getting a burn from irons, stoves, glue guns, etc. RUSH and pour regular bleach on it ASAP and let it sit on the affected area for a minute or two, then rinse. This will keep the area from blistering and cut the pain in half or eliminate it all together. If it's a small burn, it will kill all pain, if it's a larger burn, then it may be painful for the first few hours, but the pain will go away soon. I use this EVERY time I get a burn and it works wonders!"Replies
07/07/2009: Shona from Baytown, TX replies: "I burned my thumb pretty badly with a sparkler on the 4th. It is now the 7th and my thumb looked like one huge blister. It popped finally, releasing alot of fluid. It also hurt very badly and I thought it may becoming infected. I have only been using soap, water, and neosporin. I remembered back to when my kid brother caught his hand of fire by accidently putting a wind jacket on a candle. The wind jacket caught, he slapped it out, but ended up with melted plastic all in his hands. My mom had him soak his hands in a solution of bleach in water twice a day. He never got an infection, and it healed up just nicely. I tried this today. Filled a coffee cup up half with warm water and added 2 cup fulls of bleach. It turned my thumb white, burned for the first minute. Now I have it wrapped, clean, with neosporin. Bleach was always used by my mother's mother. For every thing, from cuts to burns, anything that needed a deep cleaning, bleach was used. I hope it works on this burn. Its the first time I have tried."
[WARNING!] 07/08/2009: Philip from Dearing, GA replies: "Warning about bleach. While I believe that bleach may be able to be used externally if it is very diluted, I have NO experience in dealing with bleach and WOULD NOT be able to give the recipe anyway...So to the WARNING, A fellow living in this area, who was an alcoholic, had developed a severe sore on his leg and was putting STRAIGHT BLEACH on it. HE DIED from blood poisioning, which the doctors said was because of the bleach getting into his blood stream. I don't know the reason why, but this gentleman had stopped drinking alcohol at the time he was treating his wound and the doctors ALSO said if he had CONTINUED drinking the alcohol at the time, that he would have NOT DIED. Something about the alcohol and his blood purity. Be careful when using bleach for anything. Be sure to do your research."
[YEA] 04/13/2011: Waxedfinger from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/ Usa: "one remedie my friend gave me tonight- burn my finger really bad, I couldnt even sleep. Finally I got up and emailed him, asking him a good remedy. Him and his sister said butter! Just rub some butter on your burn, boom, its gone. it works amazingly."
[YEA] 11/26/2011: Mizvee from Wallingford, Ct, Usa: "Try cinnamon on your next burn. I keep it in my car, back/sports pack, work & kitchen. Any burn; iron, gas/electric/wood stove, insect or jellyfish sting, motorcycle muffler or abrasion can be remedied using this native healing product. Our family has been using for generations for it's anispetic/healing capability. May be applied as often as needed. Doesn't stain clothing or furniture. Promotes healing via it's phytochemical compounds to reduce pain, counteract bacteria and disinfect wounds without blistering and little to no scarring. I've had 3rd degree burns from a clothes iron (inner arm) and from motorcycle pipes (leg calf) and have no scarring. Use it on my grandkids at the beach when they encounter jelly fish. Simply shake on, the pain is immediately gone. If pain returns (as with 2nd & 3rd degree burns) simply shake on more. Blistering will be minimal & will not run (aka 'leak'). Scabbing will look slightly darker than normal, but will come off without leaving any disfigurment to the skin surface. On major injuries, I use until fully scabbed. (And it smells good too! )"
[YEA] 11/05/2012: Leesa from El Cerrito, Ca, Usa: "I burned the top of my had while putting wood in the fireplace. My hand sat on the metal screen frame for a couple seconds. I knew it was going to be a very bad burn. I instantly started putting Coconut Oil on it. I put enough on so it looked wet. I did not rub it in. I wanted it to soak up the oil. The most important part of this is keeping it covered in CO. It was unbelievable that the hot, aching burning feeling from a new burn disappeared almost immediately. I burned myself a couple of hours before bed time. When I woke there was no blister! This was so surprising because this was a nasty burn. I continued to put CO on it every chance I go. I think CO is a miracle for so many things that I keep it in my kitchen, bathroom and a tiny jar in my purse :). After two days it became brown and scabbed. It never swelled. In a few more days the scab started to flake off and you cannot even see a burn! This is why I am writing! I have used it before for burns and it was great, but I wanted to write because this was a very bad burn that normally would have blistered and scarred. I use Virgin, Organic Coconut Oil.
Hope this helps someone. I get great advice myself and have used many treatments with success-THANKS!"
[YEA] 06/06/2009: Angela from Federal way, WA: "burn help: Try collidial (sp) silver sprayed on for not only pain relief, but quick healing to even better than before skin, after a burn. Even on 3rd degree burns!"
[YEA] 04/25/2010: Lorrie from Cameron Park, California: "Burn remedy
I was working in a sand candle making business. After forming the candle they had to be dipped in 250 degree wax to coat them. A large candle I was hand dipping slipped out of my hand and made the hot wax splash up on my hand past my wrist. My boss was there and grabbed me and filled a coffee can with regular cold (but not too) tap water. She had me keep my burn completely immersed for at least 30 minutes. When I removed my hand from the water, not only was the pain gone, but I also didn't blister and there was no permanent skin damage. A couple of years later I was working in a pizza parlor. The oven is usually around 500 degrees. I was scraping the stone that the pizzas sit on when it got stuck behind the stone. When I tried to pull it out my right hand came up and hit the top stone. The whole thumb side half of the back of my hand was burned. I grabbed a wet towel and put it around my hand till I could get to a water source and fill a bucket. I immersed my hand for a full 30 minutes (much to the displeasure of my boss). Once again not only did the pain go away, but also there was no blistering or any lasting scar. The skin was slightly discolored for a day or so. It seems that the most important thing for a burn is to seal it off from air. Also part of the shock of a burn is a rapid evaporation of fluid to the affected area. Simple water - not too cold - seemed to do the trick in both cases. It's been over 30 years since both incidents and I have never had any scarring or weakness of the affected areas."Replies
[YEA] 04/26/2010: Msg from Somewhere, Europe replies: "interesting. in my house whenever anyone gets a burn on their hand, the remedy is to go wash dishes! the results are as you describe."
[YEA] 06/15/2012: Bret from Sweet Home, Oregon, U.s. replies: "While attempting to mow a friends back lawn, I accidently touched the mowers engine, within seconds, I had lost feeling in my right middle finger and had a nasty blister forming on my right ring finger. After rushing home, I filled a small glass with water and added 3 cubes of ice. This happened maybe 20 minutes ago. That's right, as I'm typing, my right middle and ring finger are still submerged in the cold water. Aside from limiting mobility, I can't even feel the pain right now."
[YEA] 07/02/2010: Pammy from Malibu, California, United States : "One of the most amazing treatments I have ever used is DMSO for burns. I have had serious burns and minor burns.
Usually I just open the container and slap a big tablespoon of DMSO on the burn. It is best to do it right away. I keep it on for about 1/2 hr. I keep a jar in my kitchen for the possibilities of getting burned at the stove. It takes the pain away immediately and the pain never comes back. You can apply a little each day for awhile, but I have not found that necessary. I wish every one knew about this as burns can be so painful. And the burns heal up nicely.
It is either Canada or Alaska that they use DMSO in ER for burns. Blessings to all. Pammy"Replies
08/19/2011: Christopher from San Diego, California replies: "MSM works faster and is a derivative of DMSO"
[YEA] 09/03/2007: Bill from Santa Ana, ca: "I burned my finger one day at home. I quickly grabbed the DMSO washed my finger, poured it over the finger. The pain and swelling stopped immediately. No subsequent problems. While winter hiking in the Sierras a girl in our group burned her hand on a hoy stove. I applied the DMSO from my back pack. She came to me the next morning to say she had no distress at all from the burn. I also used it on my mother's face when she fell on the cement, smashing her glasses and nose. It moved the blood right out. The next day she had on a yellowing of the skin. Great stuff. I carry it everywhere."Replies
12/17/2008: Josh from New York, NY replies: "DMSO or Dimethylsulfoxide is used to carry things threw your skin, it penetrates nearly anything, its used for cancer treatment, brain swelling and lots of things but topical use on yourself? I dont think so. the reason it cleared up your mothers blood is because it sucked up the blood in solution and carried it trough the skin, and while it doesnt hurt to have dead blood cells floating around, you could just whip it off. Large amounts of dmso causes a garlic odor on the breath and sometimes the skin for days. Because it so readily penetrates the skin, it can carry things with it that are otherwise impossble to contract such as bacteria and toxins. So if you insist on using it THOUROGHLY wash the area befer hand and only wash with things you wouldnt mind floating around in your blood."
Egg Whites for Burns
Separate egg whites into a bowl and soak the affected body part in the egg whites, or apply egg whites directly to the skin and allow to dry. This most popular burn remedy can immediately relieve the pain of a burn, and after a few hours application, you may find that there is no remaining sign or symptom from even a significant burn.
[YEA] 12/14/2011: Stephanie from New York, Ny: "EGG WHITES!!! I burned both my hands with hot oil while I was cooking. The burning would not STOP, after about 7 hours of constantly running to the ice water bowl I had created, I decided to try some home natural remedies as I desperately needed some relief of the awful burning stinging sensation. I read about egg whites and to my surprise it was working!! But it really worked, it took the stinging pain out right away, and I was able to then put on cream and a bandage. Thanks everyone for your experiences. I hope my review can help someone too!"Replies
03/02/2012: Martin from Glasgow, Uk replies: "Hi, in burns it is best to use cool running water not ice water as this causes vasoconstriction in the vessels too quickly... With associated complications and side effects. Also most proprietary creams are not suitable for burns as they are oil based. 'Bandages' tend to be fluffy so should be avoided.. Best option is film wrap or non adherent burns dressing.. Glad to hear you recovered using egg white.. And that's no yolk.. eh joke! keep well, keep safe."
[YEA] 11/07/2011: Momskid from Lee's Summit, Mo: "I am so glad I found this website- or I would still be howling, "Mom, it HURTS!!! " You should try egg whites. First, I got a bowl of egg whites with a basting brush. Then, I spread the whites all over my burn. (by the way, I burned myself on the glass covering the fireplace. ) I also put plastic wrap and tin foil on the whites, but that's optional. Well, that didn't work, so I just poured the whites onto a plate and stuck my hand in. I kept it in there for about 20 minutes. Then, once, I stuck my hand out of the egg whites, and it stopped hurting. Go wash your hands, and you'll be out and playin' in no time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)"Replies
[YEA] 11/21/2011: Chris from Birmingham, Uk replies: "I burnt my left hand with boiling water on the palm and through the fingers through to the front of my hand. I tried to cool it down with a jug of cold water for about 2 hours but the pain just came back everytime I took it out of the water - and then I found this site. I would never have believed it but the egg whites have done the trick - I soaked my hand in them for half an hour and the pain is gone!! Unbelievable!! Thank you everyone who posted here - I would never have tried it if it wasn't for all these posts."
[YEA] 11/27/2011: Karen from Stoney Creek, On Canada replies: "The egg whites worked to cure my burn! I read the aluminum foil reviews but got the impression with that method the pain is pretty bad for a bit before it gets better. It seemed to be that the relief is more immediate with the egg whites so decided to go with that remedy instead. Well it worked like a charm... Right away I had his cooling sense and the pain subsided. I put the whites of 2 eggs in a bowl and just immersed my finger in there. If I took my finger out the pain would be back in seconds but as soon as I put it back in the whites it would just dissappear. So I kept it dunked in for an hour while watching tv and by the time my show was done I could take it out with no pain. No blister formed at all. I'm a believer! Try egg whites."
[YEA] 09/09/2011: Pamela from Snellville, Georgia: "I have been using egg whites on my burns for years. It is a miracle cure. my pain subsides almost immediately and it almost never blisters. When you put it on allow it to dry and dont wash off. it seals the burn and I believe that is the KEY. Try 1x and you will never use anything else again."Replies
[YEA] 01/17/2012: Brenda from Saint-antoine, Nb, Canada replies: "Eggsactly as described in this article.... Egg whites does take away the stinging and no blistering... I burnt my thumb and forefinger last night and no blistering and no pain... To all moms out there take not and if ever your little ones get burnt on something use this piece of advise asap. Oh and pass it along to your family, friends and co-workers! I have and they were surprised to see my burn did not blister and I have no pain..."