I have a remedy for minor burns that my father taught me. It may sound hokey but it worked for him and it works fror me. I am a welder by trade and I have burned myself many times. Especially my fingers. My Dad told me whenever I burned my finger to immediately grab my ear lobe and hold the burned area on the ear lobe and within 20 minutes the pain is gone. This works fo me every time. Somebody might say I'm nuts but I gaurantee it does work.
Cooking a piece of salmon tonight, with a honey mustard topping. As I was removing it from the pan to the table some of the hot honey mustard dripped on my finger, and immediately started to blister. I sat and ate dinner with my finger in a glass of ice water, changing it as soon as the ice melted. This was great until I removed my finger from the water. Then it would immediately start to burn again. I went to the Internet... And read page after page of home remedies until I spotted one that looked interesting. Honey mixed with flour to form a paste.
I mixed it in a small empty pharmacy pill bottle and dipped my finger in it. It burned for about 3-5 minutes more. Then stopped. I wiped off the gritty excess and left the mixture just on the blister. I now have a band-aid covering it, and it no longer burns. As a matter of fact, I'm typing this using the burned digit.
Can't tell you what a relief it is to know I'll be able to sleep tonight without attempting to keep my finger in a glass of ice water.
Sorry folks, I tried all of the other remedies on here, but the last 2 times I burt my phalangies I used white vinegar and a tad of the baking soda. As long as it roiled, it felt good. Same with alcohol, as long as I left it in soak and the rubbing alcohol stayed cool; it was ok. 30 minutes of soaking was too much, I was getting sick on the fumes.
Last night I burnt my left thumb and pointing finger on a super heated baking sheet (aluminum-very hot)
I ran the cool water for what seemed like hours(it was only 4-5 minutes) as soon as I took out the affected fingys, I hurt BADLY!!!
I decided to try a peroxide soak. It burt me for a second next to the cuticle and where the blister was, but after only 5 minutes, the pain was gone enough to wrap it loosly in guaze and try not to bump it all night! Please try it when you're ready to skip the pain! God Bless!
I have burned my three fingers on a stove, and it says mustard, honey, cold water and toothpaste all work to help the burning go down, all that did was make it worse. I suggest an Icepack for that is the only thing helping so far.
Ten Mile , Tn.
NEVER use ice on the burn! I was scalded and the EMS came and they said that is dangerous, you can cause frostbite on the burn. Cold water is the accepted remedy. Aloe (prefer fresh) works wonders.
Ice really helps, i burned my thumb on a tray and put it in a small bowl of ice, if you have nothing else to put on, ice is your best option.
Iodine - the regular Betadine - applied to a kitchen type burn a few times over a few days, really works fast, thank G-d!!
I got a large burn from a motorcycle exhaust. I did not blister or scar with iodine on it. I keep a bottle in the kitchen by the stove, and in bathroom for curling iron burn. And ammonia for insect bites, stings.
I have been extremely successful with using 100% essential Lavender Oil for any type of burns. Just apply liberally and don't cover. I continue applying it for a few hours and get immediate results with no burning or blistering, just a little tenderness. My bottle is stationed in my kitchen so it is handy.
I was as surprised as you will be.
I badly burnt the back of my right hand when putting the top back onto the coffee percolator, my hand going into the pot of hot coffee, in my panic to get my hand out I forgot to make my hand small enough to exit the narrow top of the pot. A blister the size of my hand appeared immediately. A & E ran my hand under the cold tap and applied cream. My hand was frying with this cream. They told me to come back in a few days and I may need a skin graft. In agony that night I took out my natural remedy book. LAVENDER it said. Grabbing the lavender from the bedside cabinet I saturated my hand, within minutes the pain subsided. I continued to use it over the next few days. Went back to the hospital who could not believe how it had healed and no scarring. I always keep a bottle of good quality lavender oil in my bag for burn emergencies. I hope by sharing this I may help someone, somewhere. Evelina
I've used neat lavender essential oil on minor burns for years for pain relief and speedy healing, but the real test came when I burnt my hand fairly badly with steam. Despite running it under a cold tap & applying ice my hand turned bright red & began to blister. It hurt like crazy. I applied neat lavender essential oil for the pain which took my breath away every time I moved my hand or a slight breeze caught it. The lavender oil dulled the pain for an hour or two then had to be reapplied. The next day, the pain had gone completely, as had the blisters and redness. It was really quite a dramatic healing effect. It calms the pain immediately, but needs to be reapplied every 2 hours or so, and also heals the burn. Amazing stuff.
Use lavender oil (preferably pure) to relieve pain from burns, also speeds up healing process and leaves burn area with no or almost no scarring.
The essential oil of lavender applied directly on to the burn immediately eases the pain and if you are consistent with applying it, will not peel.
Local Medicinal Oil: Mow Sun Medical Oil
This is one of the few traditional medical oils that I found in Malaysia that has very good healing power on minor burns like hot water, hot oven, fire burnt. It really surprised me when i first used it because you will not get swollen finger or hand with fluid inside if you apply on the surface immediately after the burn. Furthermore, the pain will disappear in less than 5 mins. And, your skin will not rip off however, when the skin totally recover it will just peel off naturally without any pain. Please be sure u apply it immediately after the burn, else the effectiveness will be lower.
I have worked as a waitress for many years, as a waitress you always seem to burn yourself. Every waitress I have come across agrees that if you happen to burn yourself, apply milk to the burn. It truly does work.