Effective Natural Remedies for Burns

Toothpaste
Posted by Guest (Duluth Mn) on 12/28/2015
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I was pulling cookies out of the oven and I slipped and burnt myself. I ran it under cold water, but that only stopped the pain for a few minutes. After that I tried Aloe Vera and that subsided the pain for a bit. Then I found this website and saw from a previous comment that toothpaste was good. It really helped. Just apply to the burn leave on for a few minutes then rinse of. It really helps.


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Posted by Taylor (Belle Fourche, Sd) on 07/11/2015
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I attempted the tin foil remedy for a burn but it didn't seem to work, so I also tried the toothpaste remedy. It is working great so far! . All I had to do is add a layer and run cold water over it, and repeat! I love it!


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Posted by Isabel (Tampa, Fl) on 07/05/2015
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This week I got a bad burn with a hot liquid from removing it from the microwave. I was at work and had very few options, somebody suggested to put a toothpaste. It was a Godsend. The burning stopped immediately and I kept working.


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Posted by Anonymous (Anon) on 05/28/2014
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Oh my god this works so well! I was using the hot glue gun and I got glue on my pinkie finger and it hurt like crazy! I kinda screamed


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Posted by Beth (Cincinnati, Ohio) on 10/08/2012
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I just burned my fingers pretty bad after grabbing a hot pan. I hadn't even read this yet, but I ran to the bathroom to check my medicine cabinet to try and find something to help. My fingers are blistered and the pain was becoming unbearable. I saw the toothpaste and remebered that it contains menthol, which helps ease pain. I put it on around 5 min. ago and my fingers still smart but feel around 85% better. Also, 2 beers have also helped dull the pain a bit as well.


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Posted by Jazmin (Lakewood, Washington) on 09/30/2012
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so after I read what you said about useing toothpast on bunt areas I didnt think it was gunna work... But I tryed it and it feels so much better then haveing to stand by the sink for minutes lol


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Posted by Sandra (Houston, Tx) on 06/17/2012
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My mom told me about toothpaste for burns while she was visiting a few days ago. I listened but it was one of those things I just figured was an old wives tale. Well, today my hubby was using the smoker to cook meat so I thought the built in BBQ was off. It was not. I leaned my arm on it for a second and it sizzled! After running inside and putting my arm under cold water for about 10 minutes, I put a good about of white Colgate toothpaste on it. I can't believe I am going to say this but it feels so much better. I let the water run on it for another 5 min to let the toothpaste dissolve and I put another thick coat on it. It is feeling really good now. I also took ibuprofen as well to help with any swelling. The skin on my arm is not broken anywhere so I felt safe trying the toothpaste. It really has worked so far!


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Posted by Nancy (Concord, CA) on 06/12/2009
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My sister applied toothpaste when I dropped a curling iron on my arm a couple Christmas' ago and it really worked. I've been using it ever since and am GRATEFUL today for that remedy. Yesterday I got on my boyfriends new motorcycle, just to see how it felt, and I burned my leg on the HOT tail pipe. I had one leg in the air (swinging it over the bike) as I leaned my other leg into the pipe, so it was sizzling there for a moment until I got my other leg down and could move it. I immediately knew it was a bad burn and came in looking for the toothpaste. I layered a generous amount over it like I had been shown, and covered the area with a gauze rap. It was a little "sensitive" for a few hours but NOT painful. I was told by my sister to always keep it wrapped over night so I took it off this morning and washed the toothpaste away. It's a bad burn, and its definitely blistered but it doesn't hurt. I KNOW from prior burns that this would have hurt like crazy still today if not for the toothpaste! Thanks Judy!!


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Posted by Mike (Powell River, B.C.) on 01/19/2009
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my wife had told me that when you have a burn use tooth paste.well i thought she was crazy. but i guess its some remedy in croatia that they use .... well long storey short i tried it one day and it worked. all you do is put as much or little as you want on your burn and let it sit and dry up .wash it off maby a few minutes later. (15-30mins)..so my wife is not crazy after all...love you hun =-)


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Posted by Molly (Bradenton, FL, USA ) on 11/26/2008
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Toothpaste really does work for burns. When I burn myself cooking, I put a thick layer on the burn and the next day when I take it off (if it hasn't already rubbed off), there is no burn mark left behind.


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Posted by Tim (Columbus, Ohio) on 06/17/2008
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re: small burns and toothpaste -- YES!!!!!! Spread a little bit of toothpaste on a burn i got from bein a stupid kid and the burns stopped hurting after about 20 minutes. go get some toothpaste, rub some onto the burn, and it will sting, be better, sting, be better, but after a while the pain just stops.


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Posted by Jessica (Maryville, Tn.) on 06/07/2008
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I just burnt my hand while taking a pan out of the oven. I put toothpaste on it. After about 10 mins the pain is almost gone! It really works! I just smeared a good coating on.


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Posted by Anj (London, UK) on 11/28/2006
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Whatever small or severe burns, spread toothpaste on it and it will stop the burning sensation in ten to thirty minutes depending on the severity of the burn. After the toothpaste has dried, leave overnight and next morning the burning sensation would be gone. Mostly people use colgate toothpaste. All our families have always used this remedy since more than fifty years.


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Posted by Mara (Toronto, Canada) on 09/25/2006
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The cooling effect of toothpaste always calms down a fresh burn... Always works for me... and my mom who seems to burn her self alot working around the oven