Burn Cures

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Posted by Jordy (Glendale, Oregon And United States) on 09/27/2012

This afternoon wile making fried bread I splatterd my whole foot with oil it hurt so bad I couldnt stand it I tried every thing from cold water to tooth paste and honey nothing worked so I foud the baking soda paste and it worked instantly. I cant believe it thank you a zillion earth clinic this is the only burn remidy I will ever use now.

Posted by Chelsea
Duluth, Mn
[YEA]   THIS STUFF IS AMAZING! I always knew that baking soda was a neutralizer (it's amazing in paste form when it comes to stings too).

Today I was making soup for dinner and it splashed up onto my hand. My dad being the LPN here at my house told me to run it under cold water for a while then ice it and put it under more cold water. That helped, butwheneer you take it out of the water and it HURTS! Then I happened upon this site looking for ways to stop the burn, and I discovered, you can use baking soda as a burn remedy. But I do have one caution and that is when you first put it on the burn, it does hurt... A lot... Like you just got the burn again. But I put on a decent sized glob every 15-20 minutes and it's just fine. =D

Posted by Angelina (Keller, Tx) on 07/05/2010

[YEA]  Baking soda for burns...I reached into a 500F oven and touched the inside of my forearm on the door. It was an obvious 2nd degree burn, just over 1" by 2" with the the center area raised and white, and bright red around it. It hurt worse than any burn that I remember, so I immediately came to Earth Clinic. I tried the egg white first, which probably would have worked if I had stuck with it, but I found that every time the egg white would warm up on my arm, the pain was extreme. So I switched to baking soda paste (equal parts baking soda and water mixed until it forms a thin paste) and the results were remarkable. At first I had the same experience when it would warm on my arm...more pain. But then I read some comments about reapplying every few minutes, so I did just that. Apparently, this is the key! After 6 or 7 applications (each time it would dry and begin to crack off I would rinse it and reapply) the pain was completely gone and did not return. And the white area was now pink and flat. Really, I am astounded by this remedy! I never had to take a painkiller to sleep, as I initially thought I would, as the pain never returned. I bandaged it with more paste to sleep, mostly as a precaution and so that I didn't rub it on the sheets. This morning I have a red area on my arm but no other indication that I had experienced such a nasty burn. I HIGHLY recommend this remedy!

Posted by Dmakepiece
Philadelphia, Pa, Usa
[YEA]   I burned my hand very, very painfully when I accidentally poured boiling water on it. If I took it out of cool running water for a few seconds it would feel like I could die from the pain. I tried the aluminum foil fix, which didn't work for me. The baking soda paste did work, but it took a few times changing the baking soda and water mix. After about 3 times I felt good enough to leave it on my hand covered with a paper towel and inside a plastic bag. When I went to sleep I made a new paste and put my hand, the paper towel, and the plastic bag inside a sock. This morning there was slight redness and only a small area hurt.
Posted by Lorik24
Walden, Ny, Usa
[YEA]   I have used EC as a reference for the past 3 years. GREAT site!!

Last Christmas eve I had burned my hand/finger just hours before leaving for a large family event. I tried ACV, and cold/cool water. Neither helped. So I came to EC and read about the baking soda paste remedy. I applied the paste about 4-6 times in a hour. Pain relief was almost immediate. After the final application it was time to shower and get ready to leave. You know how after you've gotten a burn, and you get that area wet, or are showering how it brings that burn feeling right back. Well after the baking soda paste remedy, I showered and had no pain at all. The next morning I expected not only pain, but swelling and/or blistering. I got neither. About 3 weeks after all of this I did get a blister (I had to think to remember 'why' I would even get a blister). This popped, peeled and was gone in about 2 days. I never had any issues or scarring... Baking soda paste is the only burn remedy I will ever use now.

THANKS Earth Clinic once again!!!

Posted by Starfish1967 (Montville, Nj) on 07/05/2010

[YEA]  My 3-yr. old daughter burned her fingertip on a hot burner and it immediately blistered. for hours, she could not take her finger out of cool water for 2 seconds without crying. I tried the baking soda paste with a plastic baggie over it at bedtime and she fell asleep right away and woke up in the morning without even remembering the burn! It was a lifesaver.

Posted by Jackie
Baltimore, Md
Egg whites that's the way to go but you have to elevate it to lol but it works.

Posted by Phyllis (Calumet City, Il) on 01/29/2010

[YEA]  I burned my hand with boiling water while attempting to pour my water for tea and completely covered my hand. Well the pain was unbearable. My first thought was let it pain pass. That did not work so I was advised to run it over cold water (I only did that for a minute or so). Not wanting to stand over the sink I made the worst mistake I put a ice bag on it. This calmed it for a moment and then it began to hurt even more. After I removed the ice pack the pain was more intense. I tried then to put it in room temp water. However, the nerves in my hand had become so sensitive that even laying a towel over it hurt. So, I pulled up this site in an effort to stop the pain and I tried the Baking Soda...

AWWWW wet my hand with cold water very quickly and then put a nice then layer of baking soda on it and it was like putting on a fire....

Thank you so much for the advise.

Posted by Blanche (New Iberia, La) on 01/29/2010

[YEA]  I was straining an almost boiling liquid this morning and some spilled on my hand. I remembered reading the baking soda remedy on this site, and as I had some right on the counter, I ran my hand under cold water and patted it on thickly. It stayed on pretty well and I just left it and went on my business. The skin on my hands is pretty thin and I usually get an ugly blister. Then it breaks and the skin stays brown looking for weeks. Here it is tonight and there is no trace of burn at all. I am amazed. I would have never believed it.

Posted by Rhonda (Rockwood, Tn) on 10/08/2009

[YEA]  I had read about this at Earth Clinic and finally thought to try it. It works so well! I burned my hand taking a pan out of the oven. I ran cold water over it and, without drying it off, sprinkled baking soda over the wet burn. The first two burns I tried this on the pain went away immediately and I never had to reapply. The third burn was more severe (grease popped out on my hand) and I had to reapply the baking soda several times.

Posted by Danni
Elko, Nevada
[YEA]   I burnt my hand grabbing a hot cast iron pan, The potholder slipped, anyways I've had ice on it for about 5hrs and it would just hurt as soon as I took it off, so I googled to see how i could make it stop hurting so I could sleep and saw baking soda. I truthfully didnt think it would work but it has! yay so I recommend everyone to use this method

Posted by Latoya (Dallas, Texas) on 06/23/2009

[YEA]  baking soda relief: My one year old burned her hand on an iron. Nothing could relieve her pain and she cried for an hour. I googled pain relief for burns and found your site. It was a lifesaver!!!! My daughter's crying subsided within five minutes and she immediately fell asleep. She is now still sleeping peacefully:)

Posted by Bret
Sweet Home, Oregon
2 Posts
I burned my hand just earlier today on a hot lawn mower engine (long story, don't ask) I've had my fingers ((RT. Middle and ring finger)) in ice water the better part of 3 hours. I can take the ring finger out for maybe half a minute before the pain flares back up. I have a bowl of baking soda paste in front of me, and while the relief is there, it doesn't last that long. Am I doing something wrong?
Posted by Lisa
Lafayette, La
27 Posts
Brett, it might be a little late, unless your fingers are still in ice water this morning, but I always have success with Vick's Vapor Rub on my burns, paper cuts, small abrasions that throb with the sound of your heartbeat (ouch! ). Try that. Good luck, hope your fingers are better and your lawn looks good.

Posted by Elaine (Chicago, Illinois) on 01/22/2009

[YEA]  Baking Soda Paste stopped the pain in my severe burn.

Tonight I picked up a very very hot pot without a pot holder. I badly burnt half of the palm of my hand. It hurt really badly. I put ice on it and that did not help. I remembered seeing something on Earth Clinic about baking soda paste to stop the burn.My daughter made a paste using baking soda and water.There really is not a measurement here; just combine both ingredients until it is pasty. I applied the paste to thickly to the entire affected area. I used the person's advice above and covered it with a baggy and put a sock over it. I fell asleep on the sofa and woke six hours later; took it off...not one bit of pain or blistering. You would not even know there was a burn there!! I am amazed and thrilled!! I would love to know how that works!!

Thank you once again Earth Clinic for saving the day!!

Posted by Fireyv
Chicago, IL
[YEA]   Baking Soda Paste cured burn. I was baking a cake for my women's small group at church. I had a bad fall on Friday, 3 days earlier & injured my left hand so my 12yr old son was trying to help me by taking the cake out of the oven while I rested. He burned his middle finger on the oven rack. It had already started to swell & turn red. I had heard something about putting a cut potato on burns...but that didn't work at all & he was complaining about the pain. So I googled burn remedies & this site came up. I scrolled down & red the reviews about the baking soda & water paste. I mix what seemed to be 3-4 table spoons of water to about an eighth of a cup of baking soda. I made it so that it was very thick. I saturated his entire finger with the paste, wrapped it in a piece of paper towel, then wrapped it in saran wrap.Within about 10-15 minutes, the pain was gone. Who knew? Thank you. Yv

Posted by Christine (Saint Paul, MN) on 11/25/2008

[YEA]  I burnt 2 of my fingers with my flat iron. As I soaked them in cool water, I went online. I found this site & some remedies. I tried the baking soda & water. It feels much better now. Thanks.

Posted by Jenn (Chuluota, Florida, United States of America) on 10/18/2008

[YEA]  First off, Id like to say I'm somewhat of a pyro, burns are nothing new to me. I usually just grit my teeth and bare it though. I burnt myself lighting a fire in my fireplace, it wasn't really bad, but I decided since I had the internet, I would try to find some type of home remedy. I used the baking soda paste and I was surprised at how well it worked. I applied it about 4 times, reapplying when the paste dried and the pain started to flare up again. After the 4th time I couldn't feel any pain at all. This is an amazing home remedy and I plan on using it if, no when, I ever get burned again.

Posted by Katie (Garland, TX) on 10/10/2008

[YEA]  I was trying to make sugar wax for hair removal at home. I had poured the sugar in a bowl and was waiting for it to cool.. I got bored and decided to pick at the edges to see if it was setting right. The edges were hard. I picked more and caught my knuckle of my middle finger on the HOT, melted sugar. It hurt A LOT! Running cold water on it helped, but eventually, the pain and swelling got so bad, nothing was working. I went to the 24 hour drug store and the manager sprayed some burn pain relief on it. It worked but I kept having to spray it on, and eventually, it stopped working, too.

Out of desparation, I went with my first instinct I had when I burned myself and made a paste out of baking soda. The pain went away immediately. But it came back as the baking soda dried out. I had to go to bed so I could work the next day. So, I made more paste, caked it on my finger, covered my hand with a ziploc baggie and covered the baggie with a sock. Then, I took Excedrin PM and went to bed. When I woke up, the baking soda paste was still wet and my finger no longer hurt. There's a blister there, but no pain!

Posted by Sue
Perth, Western Australia
I burnt my thumb and first three fingers on the cooktop and applied a baking soda/bi-carb paste then wrapped them up. It took away the pain quite quickly and stopped blisters forming. The next morning the fingers were back to normal.

Posted by Robin (Walhalla, SC) on 07/11/2008

[YEA]  I recently had a bad burn from a lawn mower. I put burn medicine on it, but it didn't put out the fire at all. I read a post on here about baking soda, and decided to try it. I made a thick paste out of baking soda and water and put it all over the burn. It was amazing! The fire went out of the burn IMMEDIATELY. I few days later, my son was stung by a wasp. I made the same paste and put it on his sting and it took the pain away for him. It worked on a four year old who was screaming in pain.

Posted by Lorik24
Walden, Ny Usa
My Mom always used a baking soda paste for bee stings.. Now I've discovered it for burns. I will not use another remedy.... there is no need when it works so amazingly well.

Posted by Chasity (Chattanooga, TN) on 06/23/2008

[YEA]  I burned my finger with boiling water. I followed the baking soda paste suggestion here and after reapplying three times, the redness and pain were gone!

Posted by Dana
Ft Worth, Texas
[NAY]   This isn't working for me. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but I've tried repeatedly to glop it on. Then I resorted to submerging my whole finger in a bowl of the baking/soda water paste mixture to no avail.

Posted by Mariana (Grannis, AR) on 09/28/2006

[YEA]  I was baking a cherry pie and i burned my hand on the baking pan. About two hours later i couldn't stand the pain anymore and i looked this web site up and tried the baking soda paste. It worked!!!!! My pain was gone within 10 min. I would recomend this to anyone. It is great and it really works!

Posted by Reese (Huntersville, NC) on 07/19/2006

[YEA]  i mixed up the baking soda and the water and put it on right away and the pain stopped. i had been utting ice on it for about an hour before, but the pain just came back over and over again.

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