Welcome to Herbal-Home-Remedies.Org
Burns Home Remedies
The word "burn" applies to certain types of skin damage-caused by extreme heat or cold, chemicals, radiation or X-rays and exposure to the sun.
Burns are classified by degree. In a firstdegree burn, the skin is painful and red, but unbroken. In a second-degree burn, the skin is broken and there are painful blisters. A thirddegree burn destroys the underlying tissue as well as surface skin. The burn may be painless because nerve endings have also been destroyed. .
A fourth-degree burn involves deeply charred and blackened areas of the skin.
Second-degree burns that cover an extensive area of skin and all third- and fourthdegree burns require immediate medical attention. Any kind of burn on the face should also receive immediate medical attention as a precaution against swollen breathing passages.
We'll deal mainly with first-degree burns which occur from things like grabbing a hot pot handle, grasping the iron side of an iron having the oven door close on your forearm or getting splattered with boiling oil.
Here are natural remedies using mostly handy household items.
Apply cold water or cold compresses first! Then you can. . .
CAUTION: Only put an acidic solution like vinegar on very superficial, minor burns.
The juice is most effective if the plant is as least two to three years old and the stems have little bumps on the edges.
Good Enough to Eat
CAUTION: Only put butter or other fatty substances on the most superficial, minor burns .
Second-Degree BurnsFor at least 30 minutes, dip the burned area in cold water or apply a soft towel that has been drenched in ice-cold water. Do not use lard, butter or a salve on the burn! Those things are a breeding ground for bacteria. In addition, when you get medical attention, the doctor has to wipe off the goo to examine the condition of the skin.
If the burn is on an arm or leg, keep the limb raised in the air to help prevent swelling.
Chemical and Acid Burns
Call for medical attention immediately. But until help arrives, put the affected area under the closest running water-a sink, a garden hose or the shower. The running water will help wash the chemicals off the skin. Keep the water running on the burned skin for at least 20 minutes. You can stop when medical help arrives.
Nausea And Vomiting
Pruritis And Hives
© Herbal-home-remedies.org. All rights reserved.
Disclaimer :- The information contained in this web site is for educational purposes only and is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Readers should not use this information for self-diagnosis or self-treatment, but should always consult a medical professional regarding any medical problems and before undertaking any major dietary changes. We will not be liable for any complications or other medical accidents arising from or in connection with the use of or reliance upon any information on this web site.