Burns are one of the top reasons for Emergency Room visits each year. While severe burns do require medical treatment, the burns we get around the house from cooking, or trying to put out a candle with our fingers can be easily treated at home!
Whatever you do – do NOT use butter or oil – yes, it may feel good, but the grease and oil in the product hold heat IN – you need to draw heat OUT for the burn to heal. This is an old wives tale that is still around, and I cringe every time I hear someone say "put butter on a burn"!
Egg whites – if you take raw egg whites and apply it to the burned area, you will not feel any pain. Once it dries, the pain comes back, so reapplication is necessary.
Aloe Vera – This is one plant I can’t live without! It heals tons of common injuries – including burns! Simple slice a branch of aloe and squeeze out the gel. Then apply it to the burned area! .
Applying vanilla extract to the burn will help alleviate some of the pain.
Mix baking soda with water to form a paste. Apply to the burn area. Reapply every five minutes for an hour. This helps the pain and help prevent scarring!
Some say a slice of fresh tomato applied to a burn will ease the pain and prevent blistering!
Ice and cold running water. Maybe one of the most effective and time proven methods. The cold from the ice or running water pulls heat out and helps with the pain. Take an aspirin and you’ll feel better in no time! You can even apply a tomato afterwards to prevent a blister!