Do you need to treat a burn quickly?
Getting burned is not pleasant and we don’t always know how to properly care for a burn. Are there simpler and more handy tricks to cure them?
Do we have to follow specific procedures? This is what we will see in this article. Here are some tips for treating a burn.
1. Put lukewarm cold water on his burn
If you burn yourself, put your burn under cool-lukewarm water for 15 to 30 minutes or until the burning sensation subsides. Above all, do not put ice, it could make your burn worse.
If you rather suffer from frostbite because of the cold, you should immerse the part of the body in slightly lukewarm water. Because actually frostbite is kind of like a burn so you can treat chilblains or rather relieve it in the same way, with lukewarm water.
For other tips on frostbite I suggest reading this other article: Treat frostbite naturally.
2. Cover the burn
Simply take a piece of clean, dry cloth (like a dish towel for example) and cover your burn with the latter. It is important not to tighten the skin, but to cover it gently.
3. Betadine to clean a burn
One day after suffering the burn, wash it gently with a little soap and water. Do this cleaning once a day. Between each cleaning, always cover your burn with a clean, dry cloth. You can also use Betadine to clean the burn instead of soap.
4. Aloe Vera and Burn
About 72 hours after your burn, you can apply a little Aloe Vera on the burn. Take a branch of Aloe Vera and cut it in half along its length. Take some of the drained juice and put it on your burn. If you don’t have a plant, you can use an Aloe Vera ointment sold in pharmacies.
Aloe vera is also very effective for sunburn as you will discover here: How to treat a sunburn?
5. Use Vitamin E
When your burn is healing, take a vitamin E capsule and gently apply its liquid to your wound. It will be good for your skin in addition to fading scars.
6. Do not touch bulbs
If you have blisters that have formed on your skin, it is best not to touch them. They act as natural dressings. If they burst, simply wash them with a little soap and water.
7. Treat a burn with Flamigel
Flamigel is a product that helps burns. You apply a little on a clean compress which you then apply very gently on your wound.
8. Use gentle moisturizing lotions
When your burn is completely healed, you can use very mild moisturizing lotions or creams to restore hydration to your skin.
9. Protect the skin to protect a burn
If you recently had a burn, it is better to protect your skin afterwards so as not to snag or contaminate your wound. It should always be covered with a bandage, but it is also good to put a garment over it if possible. A long-sleeved shirt, a small glove or pants, for example.
10. Do not use butter!
An old grandmother’s recipe says putting butter on a burn is good. Well that’s not true, it shouldn’t be done. In addition, you could increase the risk of skin contamination!