Effective Natural Remedies for Burns

Mustard

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Posted by Donna (AZ) on 05/31/2006
★☆☆☆☆

i tried using the mustard on my burn and it didn't help at all.


Mustard
Posted by Ginger (MS) on 03/05/2006
★★★★★

After being burnt, if you have nothing else on hand, reach for the yellow mustard. Squeeze on, smear on. It works... It didn't even let it blister up, like they usually do.


Onion Juice

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Posted by Kristina (Waukesha, Wisconsin) on 03/11/2007
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Hi, my grandma was a chef for forty years and whenever she got burned she would cut a fresh onion in half and apply it directly to the burn, I am not sure for how long. It would heal very quickly. I don't think she needed to do it more than once.


Place Burn on Earlobe

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Posted by Diana (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada ) on 01/17/2013
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This is a quck, foolproof way to instantly stop the burning & pain from a burn that affects a small area... Say you are lighting a candle & some hot wax gets on your hand or you accidentally burn your finger on a hot pot.... IMMEDIATELY place the part of ur skin that is burning on your earlobe. You will start to feel relief instantly & if the pain hasn't subsided completely, proceed to move up the side of your ear or transfer to the other ear. Within a very short period of time, the pain of the burn will BE GONE... Your earlobes may feel pretty warm, but the spot where you were burning will be cool & painfree! This can help prevent the burn from blistering as well. This works by halting the burning from progressing, the earlobe draws the heat out from the spot where it has been burned & your earlobes are the PERFECT temp to cool the burn w/o feeling the need to keep it under ice cold water!!! This works very much the same way tin foil does.... But even better, b/c it doesn't get worse bf it gets better & it works much faster!!! But in order for it to be most effective, you have to apply the burned area to your earlobes ASAP!!! It takes a few times to remember to place the burned area against your earlobe, but b4 u know it, it will become an automatic reflex!


Plaintain Tea, Nettles

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Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee, Usa) on 08/23/2013
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Yesterday my teenage son was seeding a bunch of jalepeno peppers without gloves (even though he knew he should use gloves! ) After he did that, his fingers were burning up and he was very uncomfortable. He washed his hands well but it didn't help at all. He has a pretty high pain tolerance, so I knew it must have been very painful. He tried a burn salve but it didn't help. I made a strong plantain tea (and cooled it) for him and he soaked his fingers in it. That gave immediate relief. But as soon as he took his fingers out of the tea, the pain returned. He soaked his fingers on and off all afteroon, but that was getting old. He was getting ready to take Tylenol for pain when I thought of Nettles. If you touch the nettle plant, you will sting your fingers. And nettles (in tea or capsules or tincture) is the cure for this pain. So, I figured, since nettles cures skin pain caused by nettles and other plants, perhaps they would help his jalepeno burn. (He had no noticeable redness or blistering or anything. ) He took 4 nettles capsules and 20 minutes his was no longer in pain! Praise the Lord for such strong medicine in such a humble (but apparently not so simple) plant!

I don't know that nettles would help pain from other types of burns, but I would expect it to work well with burns from plants. However, I may just try it to help pain from any type of burn in the future!

By the way, his jalepeno recipe turned out great and he will surely make it again... With gloves on. :)

Have a great day!

~Mama to Many~


Plastic Wrap

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Posted by Natali (Phoenix, Az ) on 03/02/2012
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A lot of people here are suggesting the foil method. However, I don't have any tin foil on hand to try it out. I had been contently soaking my fingers in ice water after being burned by super hot liquid, but came across a post warning of this. The person stated that soaking your burn can increase the pain and likelihood of blistering from the skin swelling with water. Since this made sense to me, I read more posts. It seems the foil works by blocking air from the burn, so I figured plastic, also less daunting than foil, would have the same effect. It did! The waves of pain are further apart and the intensity is diminishing. I recommend this method for those wary of having foil rubbing against such a sensitive injury.


Pork Fat

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Posted by Nadia B (Toronto, Ontario Canada) on 06/10/2007
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Whenever I've gotten a burn or a bruise, I've used raw pork fat (salo) applied directly to the wound and change the fat as needed. (After 8-12 hours or overnight) It never fails! The key is to apply it immediatly. I go to my local butcher and ask for pork salo. I cut the fat up into thin pieces (0.5 inch thick) of various sizes and then store them in the freezer in case of emergency. That way I always have some on hand. (Pork salo is very cheap, and in some cases the butcher will give it to you for free). DO NOT try this remedy using bacon etc (the salt will irritate the wound).


Potato

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Posted by Lisa (Ohio) on 02/17/2015
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Potato for mild skin burn: Rub a sliced potato on a mild skin burn. The juice of the potato cools and soothes quickly.


Raw Onions

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Posted by Julia (Massachusetts) on 11/03/2013
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I sewar by raw onions for burns!!! Just put it directly on the burn it smells but doesnt sting! It also speeds up healing time and prevents scarring!!! An old down south remedy!


Rubbing Alcohol

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Posted by Hs (Fl) on 01/14/2018
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Boiling water on my thumb, first-degree burn. First ice, then tried the aluminum foil cure for the pain but it ended up holding in the heat instead of drawing it out. Then got rubbing alcohol and dabbed the area gently. When the pain returned I dab it again. Eventually (about 45 minutes later) the pain was totally gone and never returned. The next day I have a blister, so now I'm figuring out how to keep it healthy... But zero pain!

Replied by Marion
(South Carolina)
07/18/2020

Zinc oxide should help dry out and heal that blistered area.
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Rubbing Alcohol
Posted by Demetrios (Bayonne, New Jersey) on 07/23/2008
★★★★★

If you get a kitchen burn that has not broken the skin, but you know you will definitely get a blister. Apply a paper towel or tissue with rubbing alcohol soaked on it and leave it on for awhile. Keep it wet. The time depends on the severity of the burn. If after 15 minutes or more you take the paper off and it still stings place it on again with more alcohol. What this does it it soaks up the burn and prevents the skin from forming any blisters. I have been doing this since I was a child and was taught it by my Mother, and have never gotten a blister in 50 plus years.

This is an old Greek remedy. Good health to us all. Demetrios.


Severe Facial Burn Remedies

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Posted by Laura (TS) on 02/19/2021
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I had an accident with a fork that I had placed directly over the fire (mixed it with my eating fork) and ended up with severe burns on my lips and mouth. Due to covid-19 I didn't want to go to the doctor, so thinking it wasn't serious I applied a wet cloth for 10 minutes and then a baking soda paste. Both were really bad ideas. I didn't have any pain before, but after the baking soda I was about to cry.

I'm allergic to NSAIDs so I couldn't take any of that either. The next day and for the next month my lips and half of my face remained swollen. I couldn't eat or speak.
A week later I drank some ginger tea with honey, thinking it would help and well, it only made the inflammation worse and more painful.

I'll share with you what finally helped and what I think could've made everything better from the beginning.

1. Rinse with water. Water has to be lukewarm, never cold of freezing as it can compromise circulation. Just tilt your head and let the stream flow over the injury for several minutes.

2. Do not apply oils or any other substance. I used Vicco Turmeric Cream cream around the lips but never on the injury. The turmeric cream completely subsided the pain.

3. I didn't brush my teeth with toothpaste as it made it worse, I just rinsed with water or with water and a bit of salt, to prevent an infection. If your toothpaste is not strong, I'm sure it's better to use that. If you do use water with salt, rinse with plain water after a few minutes, otherwise it'll dry the skin of your lips.

4. After 2 weeks of little improvement and once the wounds were healed, I began placing my lips under the running water of the faucet. This time the water was as cold as possible. This reduced the inflammation greatly.

5. One month after the burn, seeing the inflammation didn't subside, I used an anti-inflammatory cream meant for muscle injuries, I applied an amount smaller than a pea along the sides of my face, almost next to the ears. This finally reduced the inflammation in about a week.

I hope this helps somebody.


Silver Gel

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Posted by Mama to Many (TN) on 03/18/2023
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My granddaughter got a bad burn on her palm and wrist. We immediately cooled the burn with cool water for many minutes.

After patting the burn dry we applied colloidal silver gel.

The burns were blistering. I did my usual treatment of plantain leaves and comfrey salve but after a a couple of days it seemed to be staying too moist. We switched to silver gel.

I applied a thick layer of silver gel to a gauze pad and held it on with cohesive tape. We were very impressed with the progress from the silver applications! The dressing does need to be changed twice a day or the bandage can stick to the wound and tear of tender new skin.

You can buy silver infused bandages on amazon, but gauze pads are cheaper, and I always keep silver gel on hand for burns, poison ivy, and other skin infections.

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Art
(California)
03/18/2023
2218 posts

M to M,

I use an Ace elastic wrap to hold CS dressings in place almost anywhere on the body and it keeps the CS wetter longer to maximize the healing effect. The CS prevents infection and significantly speeds the healing process, which is confirmed in multiple studies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6719912/#:~:text=Indeed, an active role in, healing rate, and stimulates the

Here is a relevant quote from the study :

' Indeed, an active role in wound healing was attributed to silver, and, along with its distinctive role in preventing infection, silver nanoparticles can also drive the differentiation of fibroblasts into myofibroblasts, which in turn promotes the wound contraction, quickens the healing rate, and stimulates the proliferation and relocation of keratinocytes [92, 95]. '

It is useful for multiple serious wound issues such as diabetic ulcers also :

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8491782/#:~:text=Nano-silver can effectively enhance, burden of diabetic foot patients.

Here are a few relevant study quotes :

' Nano-silver can effectively enhance clinical symptoms, control infection, reduce ulcer area, reduce the number of changes, reduce amputation rate, promote patient wound healing, shorten hospitalization time, and reduce the economic burden of diabetic foot patients. '

' When compared to other antibacterial dressings, nano-silver has remarkable characteristics and advantages when treating diabetic foot, including broad-spectrum effect, wide and safe application, and long post-treatment action time. Empirical studies have shown that nanometer silver reduces pain, as well as the probability of time and infection, in diabetic foot patients. Moreover, if widely developed, nano-silver dressing popularization can also reduce the economic burden on patients, minimize unnecessary pain, enhance the patient survival, and play a specific role in treating high-risk diabetic foot patients. In addition to improving income of diabetic foot patients, nano-silver dressing plays a role in improving the efficacy in other trauma fields. '

' In addition to protecting the wound, facilitating better drainage, and improving safe broad-spectrum anti-infection role, related studies show that its application in the treatment of diabetic foot holds significant advantages, particularly several comparative experiments with different dressings have shown that nano-silver dressings effectively improve the cure rate, the safety of diabetic foot patients, and alleviates pain to a certain level. Effectively improving nano-silver dressing in terms of the limitations of using nano-silver dressing and the method of use can provide crucial benefits to diabetic foot patients in many aspects. '

Special colloidal silver wraps are sometimes used in hospital burn units to help prevent infection and speed the healing process.

Art


Sour Cream

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Posted by Chelsea (Catawba, Nc) on 02/13/2012
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I burned my finger when I picked up my straightener and did not realize it was on so I put sour cream on it and the pain started to go away as soon as I put it on.


Soya Sauce

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Posted by Diana M. (Maungaturoto, New Zealand) on 11/05/2009
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I found somewhere on the net about how they used to use Soya Sauce on chemical burns in the war. After burning myself on the stove (not a serious burn but enough for it to of blistered) I poured soya sauce on to it. Almost immediately the pain subsided and I never got a blister. One of my students accidently poured boiling water over his hand and he remembered me talking about soya sauce, so he poured it over his hand. He also said it took the pain away and it never turned into anything.



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