Home remedies for burn

Home remedies for burn 

Not all burns require hospitalisation; in some cases, a burn or scald can be treated at home. 

Even though a burn or scald can be excruciatingly painful, people can lessen the discomfort, lessen the damage caused by the burn, and lower their risk of infection by using products they already have at home.

 Cool water

The first thing you should do when you get a minor burn is run cool (not cold) water over the burn area for about 20 minutes. Then wash the burned area with mild soap and water.

 Clean the burn

After running the burn under cool water, it is essential to clean the burn thoroughly. People should use a mild antibacterial soap and avoid scrubbing.

Gently cleaning the burn will help prevent infection. If an infection develops in the burn, it may compromise the healing process. If the burn does not heal correctly, a person may require medical attention.


 If the burn blisters are not open, a person may not need to cover mild first- or second-degree burns with a bandage. 

However, a bandage may act as a barrier against infection if the burn position makes chafing likely, if dirt may easily enter the skin, or if any blisters have begun to ooze. 

Avoid placing sticky bandages directly on the wound and be sure to wrap the bandage loosely.

 Cool compresses

A cool compress or clean wet cloth placed over the burn area helps relieve pain and swelling. You can apply the compress in 5- to 15-minute intervals. Try not to use excessively cold compresses because they may irritate the burn more. Some study suggests ice can cause more harm than good and may further irritate burned skin. A person can experience a cold burn after exposing their skin to ice.

Antibiotic ointments

Antibiotic ointments and creams help prevent infections. Apply an antibacterial ointment like Bacitracin or Neosporin to your burn and cover with cling film or a sterile, non-fluffy dressing or cloth. 

Aloe Vera 

Aloe Vera has long been used to speed up the healing of first- and second-degree burns. In fact, one study found that people who used aloe vera on a burn healed faster than those who used another traditional remedy: petroleum jelly covered in gauze.

To soothe pain and stave off blisters and scarring, apply aloe vera gel directly to the burn once or twice daily until it’s fully healed. If you can’t find such a gel at the store, you may be lucky enough to find the plant at a store or garden centre. In this case, cut a leaf with a knife, squeeze out the transparent pulp, and apply it to the skin. 

Chill Out With Aloe Vera 

The cooling, soothing, and moisturising abilities of aloe vera make it ideal for treating another type of skin discomfort, too: sunburn.


We get it, the cooling effect toothpaste provides can help alleviate the pain of a burn. However, as per a study, applying toothpaste to burns can be potentially harmful by intensifying pain and increasing the risk of infection and scarring.


Honey has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, which make it perfect for wound healing. This golden liquid can be used on mild to moderate burns topically, and can also be used as a wound dressing. Be sure to use medical-grade honey for the same.

Stay out of the sun

Keeping a burn in the shade when outside in hot or sunny weather can help reduce both pain and the risk of increasing or deepening the burn.

If avoiding the sun is not possible, a person should wear loose-fitting clothing covering the wound.



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