Effective Natural Remedies for Burns

Vinegar
Posted by Lindsy (Grand Rapids, Michigan) on 01/13/2009
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I burn frequently because I am very fair skinned...redness, itching, blisters, peeling, the whole thing. Often. The best cure is the one my grandma made me do when I was young.

As soon as you notice the burn, get out of the sun and soak up some white vinegar with a cotton ball. Dab it on your burn. No measuring. Put it on straight out of the bottle. Don't wipe. Just dab.

Do this regularly and the burn will go away a lot sooner with little to no peeling. The sooner the better with this cure! Don't wait. Also, the smell subsides after a little while. Don't worry about smelling like a big pickle!


Vinegar
Posted by Cyndi (Roethis, Austria) on 06/07/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I have always known ACV is good for sunburn, one cup in a tub of water and the sunburn is gone! So, when I was at work alone and severly burned my hand, I put ACV in a sink of water with ice cubes. I had to wait until someone else came into work before I could go to the hospital. On and off for about an hour I kept soaking my burnt hand in the ACV solution. When I arrived at the hospital my hand was bandaged and treated and I was told to return the next day to have this treament repeated. The next day I went back to the hospital and as the bandages were removed, the doctor was shocked! The deep red welt, the blister and all signs of a burn were gone.I had only a pink line. When I explained I had used ACV and ice, the staff were amazed! It truly worked a miracle, where I would have had a scar and therapy, I had onle one day of discomfort. I thank my mother for this.


Vinegar
Posted by Jessica (Raleigh, nc) on 01/05/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I burned my hand from the steam on my tea pot (I never knew how hot that can be!). I sat there with ice, and it still hurt. So I went on here and saw the ACV remedy for burns. I first tried it with gauze soaked in the ACV which was fine, but I wanted to type, so I put on some a white cotton glove (the kind you sleep in with moisturizer) and soaked it with the ACV. It took about an hour for the burning to go away. I took a nap and when I woke up not only had the pain dissapeared but there is nary a red spot on my hand! PS. That tea I was making was for a cold, so while I had the ACV out, I poured some into my water bottle & drank that, and have been sipping it all night. It is about six hours later and I am finally feeling a bit better.


Vinegar
Posted by Larry (Saunderstown, RI) on 10/28/2006
5 out of 5 stars

Regular vinegar on a sunburn takes the pain out of a sunburn. Growing up in southern Rhode Island sunburns could be pretty severe. I was in a bar one day with a sunburned friend (He said you can't get burned because it was windy out) when the lady bartender suggested putting vinegar on it. Other than smelling like a french fry ( Rhode Islanders put vinegar on their fries) he felt a lot better some quick!


Vinegar
Posted by Chet (Mishawaka IN) on 06/27/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I was cutting some metal with a torch and forgot i had just cut it and laid it to the side and was cutting another piece when i put my hand down on the one i just got done, cutting the skin instantly... discolored to a sickly grey color from the burn - had a bottle of apple cider vinegar and water i had been drinking. i grabbed it and poured it on the burn. shortly after, most of the pain went away but amazingly it never blistered. worked for me.


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Posted by Alicia (Spanaway, WA) on 03/17/2006
5 out of 5 stars

ever since i was little i've always used apple cider vinegar to take the sting out of a bad sunburn. It smells really bad, but it took the sting away almost immediately, and as a child, that was a very important thing. It also kept my skin from peeling..


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Posted by Tim (Camphill, PA)
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After burning my thumb badly on the oven, I soaked it in organic apple cider vinegar for a few minutes and the severe pain stopped immediately! Within an hour I completely forgot I had even burned myself -- I couldn't feel a thing. And no scar!


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Posted by Stacey (Seattle, Washington)
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My best friend's mom swears ASV works on burns. When I recently burned my thumb on the oven I immediately poured some in a small cup and soaked my thumb in it for awhile and sure enough!.....no burn pain, no scarring!


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Posted by Linda (Little Rock, MS)
5 out of 5 stars

If you burn yourself, put ACV on the burn. The burn will stop burning quickly and will not blister as bad, if at all.


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Posted by Verna (Bellingham, WA)
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I have been using Apple cider vinegar for a long time. Once I accidentally put my hand on a burner that had just been turned off. My hand had a rings on it from the burner. I quickly laid my hand in a plate of raw vinegar. No burn scars or pain.


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Posted by Chris (Santa Rosa, CA)
5 out of 5 stars

ACV really works ! I couldn't believe it. After ten min. the burn went completely away!