Natural medicine to cure first degree burn

March 29, 2016 painremedies Skin

Burns are the most common injuries and most of burn victims are children.

There are three types of burns:

  1. First degree burns – usually swell a little, with red marks and of course painful.  Everytime you press your skin in the burnt area, it turns to white and healing period is  from 3 to 6 days.
  2. Second degree burns – this injury produce blisters in the skin and can be really very swollen. These injuries have thicker burn marks and can be really painful. Period of healing for this kind of burn is from 2 to 3 weeks.
  3. Third degree burns – this  injury needs medical attention. Layers of skin are damage in this situation.  It may not cause too much pain because the nerves and tissue of the skin are very damaged.  Healing period may take a year or more depending on the damage in your skin.

Burns are not only caused by the heat from fire.  Here are some ways that may cause burn injuries:

  • Electrical burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Too much sun exposure
  • Scalding from hot and boiling liquids

First degree burn can be treated at home using natural ways.  Here are some of the natural ways you can treat your minor burn.

  • COLD WATER – once you get burned, try to put it under running water or iced cold water.  Within several minutes, this heal the burn.

  • ALOE VERA – as we all know, aloe vera has healing properties.  The astringent found in aloe vera heals the tissue damage by the burn.  Cut the aloe vera leaf and apply the gel directly to the wound.  You can also try mixing the aloe vera gel with turmeric and apply it to the burn.

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  • LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL – has an antiseptic and pain killing properties that reduce the risk of scarring. Apply drops of lavender oil in a cup of water, soak a clean cloth in the mixture and apply it directly to the wound.

  • VINEGAR/APPLE CIDER VINEGAR – the astringent and antiseptic properties found in vinegar helps to treat the burn and prevent it from infection. Rinse the wound with a solution from mixing vinegar or apple cider vinegar with water.

  • LEMON JUICE AND COCONUT OIL – mix the liquids from these fruits and apply it to the wound.  Coconut oil is rich in vitamin E and has anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties that are good for the skin. While lemon juice has an acidic properties that helps to lighten the wound.

  • HONEY – helps heal the wound and has disinfect the burn so not to damage the skin more with its antibacterial properties. Apply honey directly to the burn and try to wrap it with a bandage and change it three to four times.

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  • BLACK TEA – the tannic acid property found in black tea reduces the pain because it draws the heat out of the wound. Put three bags black tea in a warm water and soak a clean cloth and apply and re-apply directly to the wound.

  • PLANTAIN LEAVES – has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.  Make a paste our of the leaves and apply it to the affected area.  Re-apply if necessary once it dries out.

  • ONION – the juice from the onion has sulfur and quercetin that helps relieve the pain of the wound and reduces blistering.  Cut an onion and put it directly to the wound.


  • RAW POTATO – cut a slice of this raw potato and rub it on the burn area. The juice from a raw potato is the one healing the wound.  Make sure that you can do this process for 10 to 15 minutes.


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