Burns are injuries to tissues caused by heat, friction, electricity, radiation, or chemicals.
Signs & Symptoms:
Burns are of 3 types:
2nd-degree burns affect deeper skin layers. Symptoms are more severe and usually include blisters.
3rd-degree burns involve all skin layers. Skin is white (appears cooked), and there may be no pain in the initial stages.
Rise in skin temperature from heat sources, such as fire, steam or electricity. Open flame and hot liquid are most common causes.
Tissue injury caused by chemicals or radiation, including sunlight.
Lightning strikes can cause internal burns with minimal external signs.
How To Cure:
- Aloe Vera “ One of the primary go-to home remedies for sunburn, aloe vera is notorious for its soothing, cooling properties. To use aloe vera for burns, simply squeeze the juice out of an aloe vera plant and apply it to the burn. In addition to having a natural burn treatment right in your home, many other health benefits of aloe vera can be experienced as well. Alternatively, you can buy organic aloe vera gel at your local natural grocery market.
- Egg Whites “ You may have never tried this home remedy before, but it is actually a popular one. Simply separate the yolk from a couple eggs, and soak the burn in the egg whites. This ever-so-simple natural treatment could work instantly, and could leave you feeling pain-free forever after a few hours of application.
- Vinegar “ A treatment used by countless individuals for years, vinegar has the potential to offer immediate relief. For treatment, just soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply to the burn. You might also do a compress soaked in vinegar and water. Working as an astringent and antiseptic, vinegar helps prevent infection by killing potential pathogens and helps burns to heal faster (potentially because of the pH factor).