Natural ways to treat minor burns at home


Maria Suzanne Plana |

When you accidentally burn yourself from cooking or doing some chores but have run out of your pharmaceutical burn treatment, do not panic. There are things at home that can serve as a quick remedy. Here are some natural ways to treat minor burns:


Cold water

The most effective way of soothing a minor burn is to run cold water over it for a few minutes. This disinfects the area and lowers down the temperature. However, this can be tricky. If you remove the area from the running water too early, you may still feel the subtle heat from the burn. Remove it too late, then you might have moistened the area too much.



After running cold water on the affected area, rub some washed and cut raw potato on the skin. Potatoes have anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can help cool the burnt area. Also, did you know that you can replace band-aid or wound dressing with potato skins? Using potato skin helps keep the skin moist so it is less painful than using the said products.



When you eat something spicy, downing a few gulps of milk help soothe the burning sensation in your mouth. But milk can also be used to treat minor burns at home. Some properties like fat and protein that can be found in the milk, help soothe the skin and promotes healing.


Coconut oil

Among the many benefits of coconut oil is using it as a natural way to treat minor burns. Coconut oil has anti-bacterial properties, and is rich in Vitamin E and healthy fatty acids. These properties prevent the burn from getting infected.


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