Natural tips to relieve superficial burns
The natural tips that we provide below are only for superficial burns. When we are suffering from a burn before intervening we must pay attention to the type of burn that we have in mind, if it is only superficial, to its size and if it is extensive and also deep.
In the presence of an extensive, deep burn, we must go to the doctor without delay. Other burns that need medical attention are the burns produced with chemicals.
Most burns are produced in the home, by spilling hot liquids such as oil, water, coffee, or produced by other utensils such as the iron, oven, plugs, hob, stoves, heaters.
When the burn is superficial, the superficial layer of the skin is affected, the epidermis, the skin becomes red, it hurts, the skin is tight and there is hypersensitivity.
The first thing to do when we suffer a superficial burn is to stop the diffusion of heat and for that we will put the burned area under cold water, about 10 minutes.
We must take into account if we put the burned area under the jet that does not have a lot of water pressure, since it could damage or aggravate the injury even more.
When we are facing a burn that has blisters we should never pierce them, it could become infected and we should not put alcohol on the wound.
Once we have cooled the burn with cold water we must put an appropriate ointment for burns that we have in the first-aid kit and then cover the burn with a dressing.
If still treating the burn with these first aid, we notice that the burn worsens, we must go to the doctor.
The natural remedies that we provide below are only for superficial or mild burns.
Natural remedies to relieve superficial burns
The aloe vera It contains properties that will help us soothe, refresh the skin, reduce inflammation, heal and prevent infection.
After having placed the burned area in cold water, dry carefully with a sterile gauze, without rubbing and apply the pulp or gel of aloe vera on the burn.
Aloe vera can be applied twice a day, before each application we must clean the burned area with cold water, and then apply the aloe vera on the burn.
Aloe vera can be obtained already prepared in gel, in the herbalists, parapharmacies, natural products stores or prepare it ourselves at home if we have an aloe vera plant at home, extracting the gel from the leaf or aloe vera stalk.
The honey It has soothing, healing and bactericidal properties, it prevents us from infection.
Cool the area burned under cold water, about 5 or 10 minutes. Carefully dry with a sterile gauze and apply a little honey on the burn.
It is advisable to apply the honey on the burn twice a day, we will carefully wash the burned area with cold water every time we go to apply the honey.
The rosehip essential oil It has moisturizing, healing properties and also helps us to regenerate the skin.
Once we have burned, the first thing to do is put the burned area under cold water for 5 or 10 minutes. With a sterile gauze, dry the skin gently, without rubbing.
Then apply a little rosehip oil. The rosehip oil can be applied 3 times a day, and for 4 days.
Every time we go to put the rosehip oil we must wash the burn with cold water only under the spray and dry very carefully, always with sterile gauze.
Ointment of yogurt and rose water
As he water of roses As the yogurt They have beneficial properties that will help us to calm and improve the burn.
Yogurt is soothing, refreshing, anti-inflammatory and rose water is invigorating, moisturizes and relaxes the skin.
To prepare this ointment we need a cold natural yogurt, and 3 tablespoons of rose water. We remove the mixture to mix well.
We put the burned area under cold water for 5 or 10 minutes, with a sterile gauze and without rubbing dry the burn.
Then we apply the ointment of yogurt and rose water to the burned area. Every time we go to apply the ointment we must wash the burn with cold water. The ointment can be applied 2 or 3 times a day.
Other useful tips to improve surface burns
In addition to the natural remedies that we have provided in this post we need to calm the pain that produces a burn, even if superficial, we can take paracetamol or ibuprofen following the instructions indicated in the package leaflet.
It is also important to stay hydrated, drinking between 1.5 and 2 liters of water a day, which we can accompany with fruit juices and infusions.
Being well hydrated will favor the improvement of the burn.We must bear in mind that when burns, even superficial, affect children, babies or elderly people, we must go to the doctor with them. This article is published for informational purposes only. It can not and should not replace the consultation with a Physician. We advise you to consult your Trusted Doctor.